10.16.2007

butternut bisque

i love fall! but not totally for the weather. i would live in an eternal summer if i had a choice. i love the comfort food that is fall though. and this soup is definitely that. a dear friend gave me this recipe last year, we made it twice and my mouth waters every time i think of it. then of course i had to change it a bit because i seem to manage to forget at least one item every time i go to the store. so enjoy a little autumn warmth from me to you.

Butternut Bisque
1 lb. butternut squash
5c. chicken stock
4T. butter
4T. flour
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
3/4c. half & half
1 T. lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
Cut squash in half and clean out. Bake in oven at 350 for about an hour in a little water. Squash just needs to be soft enough to scoop out. Combine chicken squash and squash in blender. Puree until smooth. (you may have to do a couple batches) Melt butter. Stir in flour, onion, garlic, and curry powder. Cook, stirring over medium heat until smooth. Sdd squash puree to pot. Increase temperature to medium-high until thick. Reduce heat. Add half & half. Do not allow to boil. Just before serving add lime juice, salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.

6 comments:

aaronandsharla said...

I have a butternut squash that has been on my counter for like a week so I think I'll make this. And I have a recipe almost exactly like this except with pumpkin- and it uses yoguart not 1/2 and 1/2- it is so yummy. Thanks for the good recipe- you always have the yummy ones! p.s. we live in "eternal BROWN summer" and it is not that great- I miss seasons!

Taryn said...

Is this the one I gave you? I'm so excited that you posted because I lost that recipe! :) LOL - So I am stealing it back from you. I just bought a butternut squash at the store this weekend with this soup in mind - and was just going to improvise, what GREAT timing! :) Miss you hon! Let's hang out soon.

stacia said...

umm, yum! i just made this for dinner and it is delish! even clint (who just informed me he does not like butternut squash), really likes it! thanks for sharing...yummy!

saracollett said...

yay! i'm glad i could convert clint. richie had to be converted too. i even got him to start liking sweet potatoes! he he!

Taryn said...

thank you again for posting.... i just made this with acorn squash instead and a little bit of pumpkin ( I'm also in the middle of making pumpkin pie from scratch ) it turned out sooooo yummy! :)

saracollett said...

wow Taryn! thank you for the recipe! Tell me how the pie turns out