Butternut Cream Soup

Author: Canadian Living

This satisfying soup gets its creaminess from pureeing the vegetables and not from added cream. The swirl of red pepper garnish adds colourful flair.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced gingerroot
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 cups cubed and peeled butternut squash
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup 10% cream
  • 1 potato peeled and diced
Red Pepper Puree:
  • 2 sweet red pepper

Method

Red Pepper Puree On baking sheet, broil red peppers, turning twice, for 20 minutes or until charred. Let cool. Peel, remove membranes and seed. Pur?in blender or food processor until smooth. Strain through fine sieve. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 48 hours.)

In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 minutes.

Stir in squash and potato until coated. Add stock, lemon juice and tomato paste; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until very tender, about 20 minutes.

In batches, puree soup in blender or food processor; strain through fine sieve into bowl, mashing any lumps through sieve. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 48 hours.)

In clean saucepan, heat soup with milk over medium heat until hot but not boiling.

Ladle soup into warmed serving bowls. Garnish with dollops of red pepper puree.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 669 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 158.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 28 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 109.0
  • Vitamin C 142.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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