Baking is science and I don't like formulas, but cooking is art and anything goes...and the simpler the better. It's all about less time at the stove and more time at the table. With a forty year passion for food I'm excited to share what I do in the kitchen nearly every day.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Ginger Squash Soup

Happy November, and cheers to soup season! Time to roast some squash.

Preheat your oven to 350, cut a large butternut squash in half the long way, scoop out the seeds, place cut side up in a roasting pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the flesh with a fork. Scoop out the squash and set aside.

In a large soup pot, heat a couple tablespoons of vegetable and sauté a chopped onion and fennel bulb over medium heat until translucent. Add a three-inch piece of grated fresh ginger, the squash, and two to three cups of chicken or vegetable stock.

Bring to a boil then immediately lower the heat, cover, and simmer for thirty minutes.

Turn off the heat and use a stick blender to puree the soup in the pot until smooth. To finish, add a can of coconut milk, salt and pepper to taste, and the juice from one lime. Simmer for another ten minutes and serve.