Saturday, January 29, 2011

Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn Squash Soup

What to do with two photogenic acorn squash? Make a large, yummy batch of acorn squash soup, of course! I took a basic squash soup recipe and added some ginger and curry for a bit of spice, and a dash of honey to sweeten it up (and soothe a sore throat from "the cold of doom" that I'm currently afflicted with).

For this recipe, you will need:

  2 preferably attractive acorn squash, peeled and chopped
  1 onion, peeled and chopped
  1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  1 celery stalk, chopped
  4 cups chicken stock (Note: I used low sodium, so adjust salt accordingly if you use regular.)
  2 tbsp butter
  1/2 tsp curry
  1/2 tsp ginger
  1 tbsp honey
  freshly ground pepper

Melt butter over medium heat in a 4-quart saucepan. Add onion, carrot, and celery. Cook until soft, but not brown.

Add squash, chicken stock, 1 tsp of salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and cook for 30-40 minutes until squash is tender. Add honey, ginger, and curry.

Purée in soup in batches in food processor or with an immersion blender (those of you who have one, I am envious).

Reheat and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Acorn Squash Soup

PS I made grilled toasts with goat cheese with the intention of putting them on a salad (one of my favorite French dishes) only to realize I didn't have any lettuce! They actually go very well with this soup though. Just brush baguette slices with olive oil, place a slice of goat cheese on top, and broil until golden brown - super easy!


S. said...

it looks tasty ! said...

Yum! I've been eating so much soup this winter and I'd love to add this to the rotation. Plus, I love anything that involves bread and cheese :)

Julie said...

Ah! This looks totally delicious.

stylefyles said...

ummm..YUM! That soup looks fantastic! I love how your recipe calls for preferably attractive acorn squash. Good call on not settling for anything less than the best!

I hope you overcome the cold of doom!!!!

Dylana Suarez said...

Gosh, this looks so amazing!


VicissitudiniLombarde said...

The second photo is perfect!

Love the colors :)


Christina said...

I love squash in every way, shape, and form. Thanks for the recipe!

Rose said...

Ah, perfection!

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Leia said...

Oh my goodness, E, this looks incredibly yummy! I'd try this out in an instant if we got squash here. I hope your sore throat is healing!


Kim said...

Looks great!!, a couple of ideas you might like to try (some or all)...

After pureeing the soup add some cooked panchetta lardons or bacon.

Float some thin slices goats cheese on the surface as you plate up the soup.

And lastly you might like to toast some pumpkin seeds and add those at the end! :)


十十f十 said...

i didn't even know such a fruit (?) existed. i think i can only try doing the toast and goat cheese.

La Petite Marmoset said...

That looks perfect for the snowy weather! And I think I would stuff myself silly with the toast with goat cheese :)

My Eye said...

This looks pretty yummy! Thanks for sharing!

yiqin; said...

Omg yummy <3

deep_in_vogue said...

Yumm, thank you for the great recipe!!

She is Sara said...

OHHHH I can't cook but I am such a foodie. I am totally going to be a pain in the ass and ask my mom to make this for me!

Anna Katrina said...

that just looks delish! i may need to borrow that recipe

stop by sometime<3

FashionJazz said...

Looks yummy!!! xx

Carly said...

looks delicious..I am still recovering from a horrible soup is the WAY to go!

Melanie said...

Now I am especially hungry. That looks delish--thanks for the recipe!

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Amy said...

This looks so delicious. My bf and I once bought a pumpkin at a Farmer's Market and attempted a dinner feast by preparing a soup. But forgot flavoring. And seasoning. That was six months ago. We don't make pumpkin soup anymore. said...

yummm that looks so good! i'm going to try this out very soon. the weather definitely calls for some homemade soup.

Edyta Tehrani said...

It does look great. I am going to try it for sure. Thanks for the yummy idea :)