Soup Butternut Squash – Wolfgang Puck

Soup Butternut Squash – Wolfgang Puck
Soup Butternut Squash – Wolfgang Puck

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4

    lbs butternut squash

  • 1 3/4

    lbs acorn squash

  • 6

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1

    (4 ounce) white onions, peeled trimmed,and finely diced

  • 1/2

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/8

    teaspoon fresh ground white pepper

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/8

    teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 4

    cups chicken stock or vegetable stock, heated

  • 1/2

    cup creme fraiche

  • 1

    sprig fresh rosemary

  • Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

  • 2

    red bell peppers

  • 1/4

    cup chicken broth

  • salt and pepper

Directions

1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. 2 Cut each squash in half and discard seeds. 3. 3 Brush cut sides with 2 tablespoons of melted butter, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. 4. 4 Arrange the squash cut side down in a roasting pan and bake until tender, approximately 1 hour. 5. 5 Allow to cool until squash can be safely handled, then scoop out insides of squash. 6. 6 Puree the flesh in a food processor, reserve. 7. 7 This should produce about 4 cups of pureed squash. 8. 8 In a medium stockpot, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. 9. 9 Over low heat, saute the onion, do not allow it to brown. 10. 10 Add pureed squash and cook over very low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally. 11. 11 Do not allow it to bubble up. 12. 12 Season with salt, pepper, ginger and cardamom. 13. 13 Pour in stock and bring to a boil, over low heat, stirring often. 14. 14 Cook about 20 minutes. 15. 15 Add the Cream Fraiche and rosemary spring. 16. 16 Warm through, remove rosemary and adjust seasonings to taste. 17. 17 Roast the peppers over flame on stove or under broiler until skin blackens evenly. 18. 18 Allow to cool, peel off black skin, remove core and seeds; chop coarsely. 19. 19 In blender or food processor, puree the peppers, adding chicken broth until thick sauce consistency is attained. 20. 20 Season with salt and pepper, strain, and pour into plastic squeeze bottle. 21. 21 Serve the soup with swirls of the roasted red pepper coulis.

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