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hobbes1962
16-Dec-07, 10:16
I made this soup last night and it was so easy and, even if I do say so myself, it was delicious. We had it with tiger bread rolls that I had bought from Tescos.

Butternut Squash and Carrot soup

The baking of these vegetables brings out the sweetness of the squash and the wonderful flavour of the vegetables.

Ingredients
1 butternut squash
1 red onion (chopped)
2 shallots (chopped)
2 medium carrots (chopped)
1 red pepper
1 small / medium potato (chopped)
2 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons smoked pimento / paprika (optional)
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 vegetable stock cube (preferably organic)
500ml water

Method
Cube the squash. Put on a baking tray, sprinkle with sesame oil and cumin seeds and smoked pimento, if used.
Bake in a preheated oven (180c) for approx 15 20 mins, until squash starts to go soft.
Put chopped red onion, shallots and red pepper in an ovenproof dish with the cloves of garlic (left whole) and the balsamic vinegar.
Bake in oven with the squash and also leave until soft.
Put 500ml boiling water into a big pan and add the stock cube, chopped carrots and potatoes. Bring back to the boil.
Add the squash and baked vegetables to the pan. Simmer gently until the potato and carrots start to disintegrate. Add more water if needed.
Remove from heat. When cooled liquidise until smooth.
For serving add yoghurt or fromage frais and freshly baked granary bread.
This is a very thick creamy yellow/gold soup that can be thinned down with vegetable stock if necessary.
This soup freezes well. Pumpkin can be used instead of squash, if available.

Moira
23-Dec-07, 00:25
Thanks hobbes1962. I'd always wondered what to do with the wonderful butternut squashes I see in Tescos.

I made this soup tonight though I cheated and used cumin powder instead of the seeds. There is no mention of seasoning in the recipe. I added a few pinches of salt and a load of freshly ground black pepper to the pot, before it tasted right for me.

Hubby remarked that it reminded him of my Carrot & Coriander but was even better. I guess that has to be a hit :D

hobbes1962
23-Dec-07, 16:41
I cheated and used cumin powder instead of the seeds. There is no mention of seasoning in the recipe. I added a few pinches of salt and a load of freshly ground black pepper to the pot, before it tasted right for me.:D

I didn't have any cumin seeds either when I made it so I used black mustard seeds instead.

Recipies are there to be adapted is what I say:Razz

nicnic74
30-Dec-07, 17:58
Gonna a try making this soup the morn for new year,
as it sounds really nice, got all ingredients fae tesco
e day.
I am totally useless at making soup so hopefully it turns
out ok
I will let u's ken how i get on
Hopefully i will be very:) with it

hobbes1962
31-Dec-07, 13:56
Gonna a try making this soup the morn for new year,
as it sounds really nice, got all ingredients fae tesco
e day.
I am totally useless at making soup so hopefully it turns
out ok
I will let u's ken how i get on
Hopefully i will be very:) with it

Trust me, you can't make a mess of it. soups are the easiest thing to make - it'll be just the thing to warm the cockles on New Years Day!

nicnic74
04-Jan-08, 21:42
Made the soup & gods know's what i did wrong but it just didnt turn out e way that i thought it would, even the kids who normally eat anything wernt overly keen on it,
the only soup that i can make that i ken the kids & i will eat is mince soup & it always turns out lovely so i think i will hav to stick to making it.
Infact i think i will go & make a pan o it in a moment as just thinking about it is making me feel a bit peckish