Cinnamon Spiced Yam Soup
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Cinnamon Spiced Yam Soup
Cinnamon Spiced Yam Soup
4 strips Raley's Bacon coarsely chopped
2 cups Raley's Fresh Produce Mirepoix Vegetable Mix
1 (32- oz.) container chicken stock or reduced-sodium broth
4 cups fresh yams peeled, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: about 1 hour

Cook bacon in a large pot until browned and crisp; remove bacon and set aside. Drain all but 1 tbsp. bacon grease from pot and add mirepoix; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Add stock, yams, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Puree soup in a blender or food processor until smooth; return to pot. Add bacon and simmer for 15 minutes more.

Makes 8 servings.

Wine Pairing:
Toasted Head Viognier
The rich, creamy and exotic flavors of this wine pair perfectly with the soup and equally well with the Sweet Tamales with Yams and Pecans (see separate recipe).
Nutritional Information:
110 calories, 3 g protein, 1.5 g total fat (0 g sat., 0 g trans), 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 5 mg cholesterol, 510 mg sodium, 2 points