Friday, 12 December 2008

Butternut Squash, Carrot & Potato Soup

Brrr! It's soup season here; you can expect to see a lot of soups over the next month or two. This one is fairly light; it would do well as a starter to a multi-course meal, or as an accompaniment to a sandwich.

8 servings
1 hour 30 minutes - 30 minutes prep time

Butternut Squash, Carrot and Potato Soup
1/2 medium butternut squash
2 large carrots
salt & pepper
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon savory
4 cups chicken stock
4 small potatoes

Cut the squash in half, and reserve half for some other use. Remove the seeds and rub the cut surface with a little oil. Roast the squash at 350°F for about 1 hour, until tender.

Meanwhile, peel and slice the carrots. Cook them with 2 cups of water until quite tender.

Peel and purée the squash with the carrots and the herbs, adding the carrot cooking water slowly to ensure a smooth purée. Put the purée into a large soup pot with the chicken stock.

Scrub the potatoes well, and peel them if you like. Cut them into small dice and add them to the soup. Simmer the soup for 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.

5 comments:

nefaeria said...

I love this recipe...squash soaps are one of my favourites!

And those are some nifty bowls, where did you get them?

Laurel

Ferdzy said...

I got them at a shop in the Pacific Mall, in Markham. I forget the name of it. It may not actually be in the Pacific Mall itself, but in a small mall next to it.

I've seen this design in a few different shops that have Japanese pottery though. (Confession: it's definitely not local, but I have a real weakness for Japanese pottery.)

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Adam said...

I just stumbled upon your site from tasteto, and I thought that a site I'm developing might be interesting to you. The idea behind it is to help people find locally produced food, through a map based interface, and to allow anyone that wants to help build the database do so. It's still got a long way to go, but right now i've got 200 something farms, market's, retailers and restaurants listed, mostly in southern ontario.

It's at http://eat-local.ca/

Ruth Daniels said...

I'm definitely drooling over this one! It will be on my table often...I'm anticipating a long winter and it will need some cheering up. This soup will do the trick.