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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Photo #324 2012

Winter is coming.....time for soup!
Nothing is better than a bowl of warm hearty soup
to take winter's icy chill out of your bones and
put a smile on your face! Here's a delicious recipe for
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
(many thanks to the Silver Palate Cookbook)
Serves 4-6
4 tbl sweet butter    2 cups finely chopped onion 
4-5 tsp curry powder   2 medium size butternut squash(3# appx)  
2 apples peeled cored and diced   3 cups chicken or veggie stock
1 cup apple juice   salt and pepper to taste 
1 shredded unpeeled but cored Granny Smith apple for garnish
1. melt butter add onions,curry powder and cook covered over low heat
until onions are tender about 20-25 minutes.
2. Meanwhile peel squash using veg peeler, scrape out seeds and chop squash.
3. Once onions are tender, pour in stock, add squash and apples and bring  to a
boil. Reduce heat and simmer partially covered until squash and apples are very
tender - appx 20-25 minutes.
4. Using an immersion blender blend soup until smooth. Or strain solids and
 process with food mill or food processor until smooth adding 1 cup of stock .
Return blended and processed mixture to pot with remaining stock.. 
5. After processing add apple juice to blended soup in pot and  season 
to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer briefly and serve immediately with
shredded apple as garnish .  

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Ralph said...

Ah, roasted squash soup. The days are cooler than before, and we need to warm up from the inside out. And this will do so nicely!

Mlissabeth said...

Thanks for the recipe. Both the photo and the recipe look awesome!

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Sylvia K said...

Lovely shadows and delicious recipe for soup!!! Doesn't get any better than that, Kathe!!! I'm going to have to try this one!! Have a great weekend!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those deep and dark shadows round the butternuts are magical!

Linda said...

There was a time I would never had considered trying this soup...but I have to admit it sounds sooo interesting...and so I might just cook some up on a cold day! (:>)

Apples, Onions, and Acorn a interesting. I hope I like it.

Happy Saturday!

Linda said...

oops! I meant *butternut squash...not acorn squash! (:>)

restlessjo said...

I always mean to make soup but I never get around to it. Sacrilege- I usually open a can! this sounds good, though.

Elaine said...

I agree - there's nothing like a bowl of warming soup on a chilly day. Thanks for posting the recipe - it looks tasty.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love just about any kind of soup, it is soothing to have during chilly day.
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Linda Makiej said...

really pretty shadows! thanks for the yummy recipe!

robin. said...

the soup sounds divine...if only i didn't have a finicky family!!! great shadows on the squash!!!

Leovi said...

Delicious light and shadow.