Good Food Good Life…Recipe of the Week

Butternut Squash Soup 

 

This was my first and from the reviews… definitely not my last time making this soup. ThanThanksine of California’s finest chefs in the Central Valley for some incites on this dish, Maria Metzger…

 

INGREDIENTS

2 sprigs of fresh English Sage
1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 celery rib, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1 carrot, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
2 Tbsp butter
5 pounds butternut squash, peeled and chopped (6 to 8 cups), seeds discarded. I got 2 large Butternut Squash from the farmers market.
2 tart green apple, peeled, cored, chopped (squash and apple ratio should be 3:1) for this I used Granny Smith from a local orchard
3 cups chicken stock or broth (use vegetable broth if cooking vegetarian) for this I used veggie stock.
1 cup water
Pinches of nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper

1 pint heavy cream…garnish walnuts & sour cream

1 Sauté onion, carrot, celery in butter: Heat a large thick-bottomed pot on medium-high heat. Melt
the butter in the pot and let it foam up and recede. Add the onion, carrot, and celery and sauté for 5
minutes. Lower the heat if the vegetables begin to brown.
2 Add squash, apple, broth, water, then simmer: Add the butternut squash, apple, broth and
water. Bring to boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes or so, until the squash and carrots have softened.
3 Purée the soup: Use an immersion blender to purée the soup, or work in batches and purée the
soup in a standing blender.
4 Season with nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, pepper: Add pinches of nutmeg, cinnamon,

You can also eliminate the butter and use a slow cooker allowing everything to simmer on low for 3 to 4 hours. I add the cream once I have placed soup back into pot and used walnuts and sour cream for garnish…

Plate garnish kale & watermelon radish with vanilla orange biscuits.

Photographs Aaron Aveiro

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