Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Spicy butternut squash soup

“To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup.” Laurie Colwin

I love soup, it is one of my favourite things about Autumn, to me there is nothing better then a lunch of homemade soup and thick crusty bread to chase away the coldness that the changing weather brings. This recipe is one I tried this weekend and is one that I will definitely be making again.

1 Butternut squash peeled and deseeded
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Butter
2 Onions - diced
1 Garlic clove - thinly sliced
2 red chillies - deseeded and finely chopped. Add more or less depending on spice preference
850ml Hot vegetable stock

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas mark 6.
Cut the squash into large cubes, then toss in a large roasting tin with 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Roast for 30 minutes, turning once during cooking.
Melt the butter with the remaining oil in a large saucepan.
Add the onions, garlic and chilli.
Cover and cook on a super low heat for 15 minutes until the onions are completely soft - be careful not to burn the onions as this gives a bitter taste, not nice!
Tip the squash into the pan, add the stock and stir.
Pour the mixture into a liquidiser and blitz in batches (you can also use a stick blender).
Return to the saucepan to gently reheat ready to eat.


There is no picture of this soup (other than the one on Sundays post) as I never got a photo in a good light where the soup looked as nice as it tasted, you'll just have to trust me on this one guys!

Anyone else have any good soup recipes I can try?

Listening to - The Big Bang Theory
Feeling - a bit meh, bad weather means staying at home
To do - get ready for work tomorrow - a whole day of tap, jazz and pointe work!

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