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Fall Foliage Lemongrass Soup


  • 2 Tbs. peanut oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 Tbs. minced fresh lemongrass
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 lb. rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (3 cups)
  • 3 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts, quartered (12 oz.)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped, plus a few sprigs for garnish
  • 2 Tbs. lime juice


  1. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 7 minutes, or until browned.
  2. Stir in lemongrass, garlic, and ginger, and sauté 2 minutes. Add rutabaga, soy sauce, and 5 cups water. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes, or until rutabaga is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté Brussels sprouts 5 minutes, or until beginning to brown. Add bell pepper, and sauté 3 minutes more, or until soft.
  4. Stir Brussels sprouts, bell pepper, cilantro, and lime juice into soup. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with sprigs of cilantro.

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