well the rain and the cold is here, so soup time it is! Also am feeling poorly and should probably supplement my diet with more than whisky hot toddies and Dairy Milk. I love soup - so little effort for so much comforting goodness. Here's one of my favourites - a simple roasted butternut squash soup that you can spice up in any number of ways. This is so easy to make and pep up with your favourite spices. I will often make this with curry powder instead of the ras al hanout.
A simple and comforting soup - perfect for these colder evenings.
top tip: No need to peel the squash before cooking, as it's much easier after you have roasted it.
recipe author: chip butties and noodle soup
1 butternut squash
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp ras al hanout (optional or you can use your spice of choice
coriander or parsley - chopped
1.5 litre good chicken or vegetable stock
2-3 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
- preheat the oven to 200c
- chop the butternut squash and onion into chunky pieces and put in a roasting tin and before mixing with the ras al hanout, olive oil, garlic cloves and salt and pepper to taste.
- roast for about 20-30 minutes until the veg is softened and slightly caramelised around the edges.
- carefully peel the squash (you can scoop it easily with a spoon from the skin), then add with them rest of the ingredients to a large saucepan.
- Add the stock and simmer for about 5-10 minutes before removing from the heat and blending.
- add your fresh herbs if using and serve immediately.