SO Sweet Potato Vietnamese Soup

Sweet Potato Vietnamese Soup

Ingredients:

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1  tablespoon canola oil
1  pound ground pork
1  small onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/4  cup chopped fresh basil, divided
1  (3-inch) piece lemongrass
3  cloves garlic, minced
1  jalapeno pepper, chopped
2  teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2  teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2  teaspoons ground cardamom
1/4  teaspoon ground nutmeg
2  sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
1  quart chicken stock
1  (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro, jalapeno pepper slices

Instructions: