Butternut Squash Soup

Essential  Cuisine

Essential Cuisine

Premium Supplier 16th October 2019

Butternut Squash Soup

It's Soup Season!
PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOKING TIME: 15 mins
SERVES: 10

Ingredients

  • 20ml rapeseed oil
  • 250g chopped onion
  • 5 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 finely chopped
  • lemon grass sticks
  • 2cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 125g chopped leeks
  • 125g chopped sweet peppers
  • 125g chopped carrots
  • 750g chopped butternut squash
  • 2 bay-leaves 2 thyme sprigs (picked from the stem)
  • 50g tomato puree
  • 500ml coconut cream
  • 25g Essential Cuisine Light Vegetable Stock Mix
  • 75g Essential Cuisine Aromatic Stock Base
  • 1.7ltrs water 25g coriander
  • 25g Thai basil
  • A twist of freshly ground pepper
  • Sea salt seasoned to your taste

Method

1. Heat rapeseed oil in a suitable saucepan, add the chopped onions, garlic, lemon grass, ginger, leeks, peppers and carrots, fry gently until they are tender with not too much colour. Stir in the butternut squash
2. Add the bay-leaves and thyme. Add the tomato puree and coconut cream, stir well
3. Stir in the Essential Cuisine Light Vegetable Stock, Essential Cuisine Aromatic Stock Base and water, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are softened
4. When cooked, remove the bay-leaves, stir in the coriander and basil leaves, blend the soup in a liquidiser or with a stick blender until smooth
5. Pass through a sieve into a clean pan. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and bring back to the boil 6, Your Aromatic Butternut Squash Soup is ready to serve with picked Thai basil and coriander leaves