Friday, 27 September 2013

Easy Roast Butternut Squash Soup

This is the easiest way to make squash soup. It requires minimal effort but yields delicious but hearty soup.

1 medium butternut squash
1 litre of homemade chicken broth or vegetable stock
1/2 cup water
1 x clove garlic
1 medium onion
2 tsp sage
Sea Salt & Ground pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 180C
Slice butternut squash in half length ways (along the longest part of the squash)
Scoop out the seeds and discard.
Place the squash on a baking sheet and season on the flesh side with sage, salt and pepper.
Turn it over skin side down and pour the 1/2 cup water into the tray, this will act as a steam to cook the squash quicker.
Add the onion, sliced, and the clove, chopped.
Place tray in the oven and cook for 45 minutes or until the squash and other vegetables are tender and beginning to brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Using a spoon, scoop the contents of the squash out and place in a saucepan. Remove the garlic and onion from the pan and add to the saucepan with the squash.
Add the stock bit by bit and blend with a hand held blender according to desired consistency (add less stock if you desire thicker soup)

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