Monday, March 19, 2012

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH GINGER

I like to serve smooth soups when I entertain, they are appetizing but not heavy and very unfussy to prepare. You can make them ahead of time when entertaining and then just reheat.  If you wish you can add a little bit of heavy cream to "rich" it up and make it a bit fancy for your guests, or if serving  for your family, a garnish of parsley makes it just as festive .

BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH GINGER
2 butternut squash about 4-5 lbs in total
2 T vegetable oil
2 C thinly sliced onions
1 T golden brown sugar
2 tsp.minced fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves coarsely chopped
1/2 cinnamon stick
5 C vegetable/or chicken broth ( you can use more broth if desire)

Pre-heat oven to 375.
Oil a baking sheet.
Cut your squash in half and place  flesh side down and bake until soft , at least 50 minutes.
Using a paring knife cut off the skin on your baked squash and then cut in chunks.
Heat oil in in your soup pot, add the onions, garlic,ginger and cinnamon stick.
Cook about 15 minutes until onion are tender.
Add your broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for another 20 minutes.

At this stage you can  puree in batches to your desired  consistency,serve immediately or refrigerate for use the next day.
Garnish with a dollop of heavy cream swirled to impress your guests or
garnish with parsley.


3 comments:

Myfrenchkitchen said...

You can always buy me over with butternut soup...wither through to summer! And that touch of ginger...I've never added it and I love ginger. Next time..Your photot is tantalizing too!
Ronelle

Cytaty Motywacja said...

It looks very delicious. I try this recipe tomorrow. Today I have a lot of work. My boss watching me, so I'm not bored in work ;) Maybe I should change my office job? If I was a chef I might cook at work and nobody complaint :) Thanks for this recipe :)

Megan Nicole said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe, just collecting squash recipes and this one called Squash Soup with Goat Cheese Gnocchis is just among the best squash recipe I tried before.