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BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
I was sick last weekend, so that meant a lot of laying on the couch watching movies, shows on my DVR and Food Network. When I saw this recipe on 5 Ingredient Fix, I mustered up the energy to whip this up in hopes that it would comfort me in my sickly time of need. :) I love how Claire Robinson manages to only use 5 ingredients, but the recipe always turns out so flavorful.
This was super easy because after you roast the squash you pretty much throw everything in a pot and simmer it until it’s finished. It was well worth waiting for the squash to roast for an hour! The added curry powder gives it that extra little something and will make anyone you make this for say “what is that?”
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
1 (3-pound) butternut squash
Extra-virgin olive oil, for roasting, plus 2 T.
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
2 shallots, chopped
1 quart (4 c.) low-sodium chicken stock
2 teaspoons curry powder (mild or spicy)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Cut the squash in half through the stem and remove the seeds.
Drizzle the cut edges with oil, season with salt and pepper, and put it, cut side down, on a baking sheet. Roast until very soft, about 1 hour. Remove the squash from the oven, turn the halves over and let them stand until cool enough to handle. Scoop the flesh from the shell, into a bowl and discard the shell.
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven with a lid, heat the 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until softened, about 6 minutes.
Add the squash flesh, chicken stock, and curry powder and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the squash is broken down, about 10 minutes.
Cool the squash mixture for about 5 minutes before adding it to a blender. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender until smooth, transferring the puree to a clean saucepan as you work. Season the soup with salt and pepper, to taste, and simmer a few minutes over medium heat to combine the flavors. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and serve immediately.