Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Butternut Squash Soup




Day 13 of the Ultra Blog Challenge


I wrote about planning a weekly menu a couple of days ago.  Here is a soup recipe which is cheap and easy to make.  Tip: This can be made at the weekend and frozen to eat during the week.

We had butternut squash soup yesterday with French bread and Potato cakes.  The soup was very quick and easy to make and didn't need many spices to make it tasty as butternut squash has a lovely sweet nutty taste.

Ingredients for 10 servings of soup:

  • 1 large butternut squash.  I weighed mine and it was 1500 grams.
  • 1 medium potato
  • 5-6 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 heaped tbs bouillon

Method:


A lot of people are put off from cooking butternut squash as everyone seems to think that chopping it is a chore.  The best way to chop a butternut squash is to keep an old newspaper under the vegetable.

1.  First cut the squash in the middle and then cut into quarters.  This way it's easy to remove the touch outer skin with a sharp knife.

2.  Next cut it into quarters,  Now remove the outside tough skin with a sharp knife.

3.  Discard  the seeds and cut the butternut squash into small manageable cubes.  Once all the butternut squash is cut into cubes, you just need to wrap all the rubbish in the newspaper and throw it in the kitchen and garden waste bag. Tip: You can freeze these butternut squash squares to use as needed.

4. Transfer the butternut squash to a saucepan. Peel and cut the potato into cubes and add it to the squash.  Add the ginger and garlic.   Add the bouillon and then add 3-4 cups of water so that most of the butternut squash are covered with water.

5.   Cover the saucepan and cook on a high heat for 15 minutes,  stir and allow to cook for a further 15 minutes on a medium heat or until the potatoes soften.

8.  Once the vegetables are soft, blend them using a food mixer.

9.  Allow the soup to simmer until the soup looks the right consistency.  Serve it hot with French bread. Any left over soup can be frozen.



Submitting to: In my VEG BOX ~ Butternut Squash event by citrusspiceuk, guest hosted by Mayuri's Jikoni

3 comments:

  1. Butternut squash soup is one of my favorites! I'll bookmark this recipe especially for nippy summer days like today!

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  2. Butternut squash soup is lovely. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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  3. I love butternut squash soup with ginger. Soup looks really good. Thank you for linking the recipe to the in my veg box event.

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