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Spicy butternut squash soup

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Serves 8

A spicy and warming soup, great for when its cold outside!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sprig of rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 medium chilli
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • pinch cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • pinch smoked paprika
  • 2 pints veg/chicken stock

Method

    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and add garlic, chilli, paprika, bay, rosemary and cumin seeds and heat for 30seconds (do not colour, you only want to release the flavours).
    2. Add all the remaining ingredients apart from the stock.
    3. Saute the vegetables for 2 minutes until they are fully coated in the spices.
    4. Add the stock, turn down the heat and allow the soup to simmer for about 45 mins.
    5. Allow the soup to cool and then blend with a hand whisk, until free of lumps. If the soup is too thick add a little more stock until you have the desired consistancy.
    6. Reheat when ready to serve and eat with a big hunk of crusty bread, delicious!

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ramrod5076
18th Nov, 2014
Absolutely delish, tasty, yummy lovely. I added some crème fraich
hirbean
3rd May, 2014
One of the best butternut squash soups I have tasted
viviennefleet
13th Oct, 2013
Absolutely delicious. The best squash soup I've had.
susanez
16th May, 2013
5.05
Delicious. Enjoyed by all the family. I adjusted the spices a bit . Used one smallish fresh chilli, as my home grown ones are very fiery, and no chilli powder, but upped the paprika to one generous teaspoon, and also added a good teaspoon of cumin powder as well as the seeds, and a bit of fresh thyme because I happened to have some. Served with a generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. As others have said, you can adjust the seasonings of this recipe according to your own taste. This worked well for us.
ela140707
15th Mar, 2013
I love this soup, I've just made my second batch this week! I used lazy chilli instead of fresh as that's what I had in, also use chicken stock as I think it adds more flavour. Lovely with a swirl of creme fraiche when serving, perfect for this cold weather!
diggerdedot
5th Mar, 2013
5.05
Beautiful, warming, deep flavour
10040943
8th Feb, 2013
This is really tasty with and without chilli! When I first started making it I didn't have a blander and its great as chunky soup, also using a potato masher worked lol but I have make this again and again for friends and family and it always goes down a treat
janetownley
28th Jan, 2013
5.05
Great soup will be making it again very soon!
valhearduk
26th Jan, 2013
5.05
5 star soup, everyone loved it, I omitted the celery and added small chopped red chilli to serve for a extra warm glow......
tella13
15th Jan, 2013
This is my favourite soup. It's really easy to make and the flavours are delicious.

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