Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Adapted from threemanycooks.com
Curried Butternut Squash Soup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Adapted from threemanycooks.com

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash, halved and seeded

  • 1 jalapeño chili

  • 2 slices of bacon

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 large carrot

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • White wine

  • 1 1/2 tsp curry

  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

  • Hearty dash of paprika

  • 1 large bay leave (or 2 small)

  • 1 quart of chicken broth

  • Whole milk or heavy cream

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Directions

Heat your oven to 350 degrees and adjust the rack to the middle position. Place both halves of the squash face down on a baking sheet. Roast until tender, 45 – 60 minutes. Place the whole chile pepper on the same sheet, or on another pan, and roast until tender, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in Dutch oven or large soup kettle set over medium heat. When the bacon is crispy, remove it from the pot and set aside. Add the onions and carrots to the pot and sauté until barely tender. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about another minute. Deglaze the pot with a splash of white wine or dry vermouth. Add the curry, thyme, paprika, and bay leaves and about three cups of chicken broth. When then squash and pepper are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool until you can handle them comfortably. Using a spoon, scoop the flesh of the squash into your soup kettle. Remove the stem and seeds for your pepper, roughly chop it, and add it to the pot as well. Crumble the bacon back into the soup. Using the large wooden spoon, mix and mash it all together. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the bay leaves. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth. (Or use that handy immersion blender.) Return the soup to the pot, adding a splash of milk or cream and more chicken broth to bring the soup to your desired consistency. Finally, season to taste with salt, pepper, and more spices if necessary. Serve.

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