Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Serves 6 to 8

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

2 Spanish onions, chopped
5 Celery sticks, chopped
5 Garlic cloves, sliced
1 pc Ginger, chopped
2 Carrots, chopped
1 or 2 pc Butternut squash, rough chopped
2 Lime leafs
2 tbsp Red Thai curry paste

Coconut Milk
Chicken or Vegetable stock
3 Limes
Chili Paste
Salt and Pepper
1 bunch cilantro

1. In a large soup pot, sweat down the onions, garlic and ginger in a bit of vegetable oil and or butter.
2. Add the celery, and carrot, and sweat down for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add the Thai Curry Paste and Lime Leaves. Cook For another 6 minutes on med low heat.
4. Add the Squash, season with salt and pepper again, cook for 15 min, or until the squash starts to get soft.
5. Cover with half coconut milk and half stock. Simmer over low heat until vegetables are cooked, and tender.
6. Let cool for 15 minutes. Pick out lime leaves and discard.
7. Blend in a Blender on high speed until very smooth. Pour soup back into a pot, or storage container.
8. Finish with lime zest and juice, chili paste, honey, and salt and pepper. These are all to taste depending on how spicy you want it.

I like to make the soup a day before serving, And I steep a bunch of cilantro wrapped in cheese cloth in the soup overnight. Just remove and discard the cilantro when ready to serve. Check the seasoning again before serving, may need to add more lime or honey.

Serve with a fish cake, cilantro oil, and green onion curls.


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