Pureed Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut squashes have a hard rind and a golden orange flesh. Similar to other types of winter squash, such as acorn, they are at their best from early fall through winter.
Everyday Food, October 2004
- Prep Time 25 minutes
- Total Time 45 minutes
- Serves 4
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 piece (2 inches) fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 3/4 pounds small butternut squash, prepared and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- Sour cream, (optional)
- Spicy Pumpkin Seeds (http://www.marthastewart.com/262038/spicy-pumpkin-seeds)
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, and squash; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in 4 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until squash is tender, 20 minutes.
- Puree soup in two batches. When blending hot foods, allow the heat to escape to prevent splattering. Remove the cap from the hole of the blender's lid, and cover with a dish towel. Stir in juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Serve hot, with sour cream, pepper, and pumpkin seeds, if desired.
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