Food Friday on Empty Streets: Squash Soup

Posted 11:39 PM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: , , ,
With the flu season hitting us here in Manila and the issue of the H1n1 virus spreading across the globe one has to keep their immune system working well. Soups of all kinds have been known to do just that and one soup in particular is just as healthy as it is tasty - Squash Soup.

Here is how one can make this delish dish:

Utensils

* knife
* sturdy spoon
* 1 or 2 shallow baking dishes
* food processor
* medium sauce pan
* wooden spoon

Ingredients

* several ounces water
* 2 pounds winter squash (I like butternut)
* 1 head garlic
* 3-4 c vegetable stock or water
* salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Pour water in baking dish so that it's about half an inch deep.

Cut the unpeeled squash in half, scoop out and discard the seeds, and cut the squash into 2-in chunks. Arrange the pieces in a single layer in the baking dish, flesh-side down. Separate the garlic head into individual cloves but do not peel, and sprinkle them in the baking dish alongside the squash.

Bake for an hour or so, until squash is soft. Let cool for a few minutes, then place squash in food processor. For each clove of garlic, squeeze over food processor to extrude roasted garlic from skin. Process for a minute or two, until smooth.

Heat vegetable stock over medium heat, add puréed squash along with a bit of salt and bring to a simmer. Taste and add more stock/salt as need. Serve hot, with croutons.

Here is another version of this tasty veggie dish for you to enjoy and replicate:


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9 comment(s) to... “Food Friday on Empty Streets: Squash Soup”

9 comments:

EastCoastLife said...

The H1N1 flu is causing fear and chaos everywhere....

I'm staying away from crowded places.

Looking forward to see your puppies. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!



Daisy said...

Oh yeah one of the most simple yet most delish dish!

Btw, thanks for droppin by my blog ;-)

XoXoX



Mizé said...

The virus has arrived here too, there´s info spread in the hospital where I work.
Passing by to wish you a relaxing weekend.
Summer arrived here, tomorow is my day off and I´m thinking about going to the beach, yeah! Finally :)
xx



Monica said...

nice shot and the soup looks delicious Metz! ;-)



Life Ramblings said...

the flu pandemic is terrifying indeed.

the soup looks delightful Metz. :)



Liza said...

Yes it is terrifying and it's scaring me like hell. The soup looks delish!

Happy weekend too. :)



Gem said...

The soup looks delicious. I should try this recipe on one weekend - with my kid who also loves to help in cooking.

Thanks for sharing - yes, just in time for that swine flu scare.



Mariuca said...

I'm back Metz and this sure looks yummy!



Empty Streets said...

Hi Guys,

I just got back from a beach wedding and am so exhausted hehehe :) but nothing beats this stress more than the friends that enjoyed my cooking hehehe :) am so happy that you guys liked this soup so much, it really made my day. Keep safe and healthy always :) xoxo



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