I HATE SQUASH !! ~~ SOUP
I HATE SQUASH!! ~~SOUP
I was watching one of my favorite TV chefs, Tyler Florence, the other day. He made a similar soup such as this. I’ve made squash soup before, but Tyler roasted his squash. And so I followed suit. Since I am married, it’s all I could follow ( sure couldn’t follow Tyler as I desired!). Anyway, this soup is “da bomb”! I made it for my husband who kept saying, ” I hate squash”. He had seconds. Thanks, Tyler. It’s not often I can make the better half eat his words!
2 whole squash (squashes?) I used 2 butternut squash
1 quart chicken stock
4 cloves garlic, sliced
6-8 fresh sage leaves, optional ( I’m sure fresh parsley leaves would also work just as well )
olive oil, drizzle
salt and pepper to taste
Begin by roasting the squash. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds. Drizzle with a little olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Put on a cookie sheet and roast in a 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Scoop the roasted squash into a large soup pot. Add the chicken stock and a little salt and pepper to taste. Mash with an immersion blender, or with a regular potato masher. ( But, I highly recommend getting yourself a hand-held immersion blender) . Keep at a simmer while preparing the garnish.
Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a small frying pan. Fry the sage or parsley leaves until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and add the garlic and saute it until golden. Add the garlic to the soup. Grate with a little nutmeg.
Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the sage leaves.
Really, really good! You will be stealing that ad-line from Campbell’s: “Mmmmm—-mmmmm good!!”