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Friday, January 20, 2012

coconut curry roasted squash soup

We are all about the winter vegetables right now.  And soup is frequently on the menu.  I tend to make the basics.  Vegetable soup, chili, and variations of those.  But, I wanted something a little different.  We always get winter squash in our CSA share, so I wanted to make some sort of squash soup.  I like spicy food, and thought maybe a coconut curry would work with the squash soup that I normally make.



1 butternut squash, roasted
3 small onions, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 13.5oz can of coconut milk
1/2-1tsp of curry powder depending on taste
1 quart jar vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste

First you need to roast your butternut squash - I didn't end up using the delicata.  I cut it the butternut squash in half, took the seeds out, brushed the flesh with olive oil, and then baked in a 400 degree oven flesh side down until you can easily put a fork through the skin.  I meant to time this, but forgot to, and remembered it was in the oven when I could smell that it was done :-)



Next chop the onions and garlic and saute in a sauce pan in a little olive oil for a few minutes until the onions and garlic are soft.  Add your vegetable stock and bring up to a simmer.  Scoop out all the squash, put in the pan and let it simmer for a few minutes.  Add your curry powder, salt and pepper and then use a stick blender to blend the soup up.  Add the can of coconut milk and blend again.  If you don't have a stick blender, you can use a normal blender and do the soup in batches, or you could use a potato masher and have a chunkier soup.


Taste for seasoning.  Like I said, I love spicy, so I had to add some red pepper flakes in mine.  The kids prefer it without the spice though :-)  And while coconut milk and curry are not actually local to my little home in Maine, everything else came from our CSA just a few miles away.  If you are looking for ways to eat locally and seasonally this winter, there is a great post at Simple Organic that gives a good overview of what is available this time of year.

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1 comment:

  1. This is making me crave it! Going to have some the week after next I think! YUMM!

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