||[Sep. 24th, 2009|01:04 pm]
and despite the raging humidity, I wanted soup and fall flavors last night. I looked up some recipes but didn't have exactly the right ingredients for any of them, so made up my own on the fly.|
Butternut Apple Curry Soup
Glob of butter
1 mediumish butternut squash
1 mediumish onion
2-3 cloves garlic
2 apples- peeled and cored and diced
4 cups of some kind of broth or stock
2 tablespoons curry power (My curry powder is relatively mild and I like spicy food. You will probably need less.)
1/2 tsp(ish? I sprinkled.) rosemary, thyme, nutmeg, cinnamon
dash of allspice
1/2 cup half & half or light cream or milk
If you use tart apples (I did) you can round out the flavor with a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar.
1. Split the squash and scoop the guts. Place cut side down on a baking sheet (line with foil or parchment to avoid sticky mess) and bake @ 375 until it's tender and you can peel off the outer skin.
2. Dice the onion and garlic. Melt the butter in the pot and dump in the onion, garlic, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Sautee until onions are soft.
3. Pour in the broth. Add the roasted squash and apples. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered until apples are soft.
4. Blender time. Do not fill the blender up more than half way. It will be hot. You might want to use a potholder to hold the lid. (Ask me how I know.) Once it's all blended, return it all to the pot.
5. Add the 1/2 cup of dairy product of your choice, then add the rest of your seasonings and spices. I wait until this point to do it so I can taste it and make sure I'm adding the right amount. I imagine the kind of apples you use would greatly affect the flavor.
Voila! Reheat in the pot and serve- or, better yet, wait until the next day. Yum! Today I added some spagetti squash to it for a noodly soup.
Next time I'll use soymilk and my usual (freaking amazing) veggie stock, but I was out of both. Some grated ginger added at step 2 would be amazing, but I didn't have any of that either. One of the recipes this was based on called for pears, not apples, and that would also be crazy good.