Friday, 27 January 2012

A Bowl of Comfort

I mean soup not fabric conditioner...


We had a butternut squash & another squash that's too big for a patty pan squash (if you know the name please let me know).


I peeled them, cubed them & then roasted with garlic, olive oil & lots of seasoning. (The nameless squash was just quartered & then scooped out when roasted)

Into a large pan went the roasted squash, some chopped onions, 6 sage leaves & some stock. After about 20 mins on a medium heat the smell wafting around the kitchen was divine & the mixture in the pot was ready to blitz.

I added ground nutmeg, a pot of creme fraiche & a tadge more seasoning.


Comfort in a bowl...


With added croutons (garlic & rosemary- courtesy of Silverpebble).

P.S. Having only recently tasted a spaghetti squash for the first time, I am very keen to know where to go for more...it anyone knows a supplier near Cambridge please let me know!

15 comments:

silverpebble said...

Such a good lunch, thankyou!

marigold jam said...

Our veggie bag each week often contains a squash and as I am not really familiar with them I usually end up putting them in soup where they give a lovely velvety thick texture. I have one awaiting use as I type so will give your recipe a try. Thanks for the tip.

Penelope said...

How superbly and simply delicious. I love butternut soup and often squeeze an orange into mine to give it a perfumed edge of citrus. Yum, soup is a staple in our home during Winter. Looks like the perfect meal to share with a friend xox

Rachel said...

Sounds gorgeous. I wouldn't have thought of roasting it before putting it in a soup, but I can imagine it works really well!

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Suzanne said...

I know that squash as being called a Turkish Hat.....closest I can get to the translation from the Dutch.
Suze.

Annie said...

Oh that does look good!

noknittedknickers said...

Yum. Must try this.

nimble fingers and steady eyebrows said...

delicious, I totally stole a recipe for butternut squash risotto from Laura and still pass it off as my signature dish. It might be time for a change. Wintery soup yum...

Stitchybritt said...

Delicious! Isn't homemade soup one of the best things ever? I can't wait until it's winter in Aus again to get back into them.

Thrifty Household said...

Annie, I think I might be needing that recipe...

Mrs. Micawber said...

What luscious-looking soup, and simply gorgeous croutons! I need to work more squash into our diet. This looks like a good way to start. Thanks!

backlanenotebook said...

That soup looks simply gorgeous-I can almost taste it.
You can buy spaghetti squash in some Waitrose stores or seeds to grow your own at www.dtbrownseeds.co.uk

Calico Kate said...

This is such a colourful cheery soup. I made chicken broth the other night - nothing left to take a picture of!
CKx

Locket Pocket said...

That sounds yummy! I'm really enjoying eating butternut squash at the moment - in soup, risotto (with bacon) and curry (with prawns) Delicious! Lucyx

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