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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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helendj
18th Nov, 2011
I followed the recipe to the letter and can honestly say this is the best soup I've made and thoroughly enjoyable. The only problem is I have to keep making huge batches of it so that my daughter can take it to work for lunch every day!!! The perfect soup for the cold weather.
soph286
12th Nov, 2011
5.05
Absolutely love this recipe! Have varied the amount of chilli a few times and am never disappointed. Must say I never blend the soup though, it seems to be fashionable to do so at the moment. The chunkier the better!
priyalillyanderson
10th Nov, 2011
I Love this soup it is fab! My whole family thought it was brilliant.
littlemissdids
8th Nov, 2011
5.05
Delicious soup! Did change it slightly though. First, I sweated the onion on low heat until soft and only then did I add the garlic etc... Substituted sweet potatoes for the potatoes and omitted the carrots. Added a whole red chili, some cayenne pepper instead of chili powder and less stock, because I like my soups a bit thicker. It smelled SO great, and was nice and spicy. Definitely a keeper!
jochidlow
3rd Nov, 2011
5.05
I followed the recipe exactly and it was very very nice. I shall make it again!
cchapple
28th Oct, 2011
Gordon Bennett! I've just polished off a huge bowl of this with a sandwich for lunch! Can heartily recommend it, spicy, lovely. I didn't have any celery but it was fine all the same!!! Will definitely be doing this one again!!
phone2muv
28th Oct, 2011
5.05
A wonderful spicy soup for a cold day - used other squash as well. Onion squash and crown prince are particularly good
amy_natalia
11th Oct, 2011
5.05
I have only recently started cooking soups and this was my first! We loved it and is now a regular for our evening meals :) A great tasting soup, as someone else mentioned I used a whole chilli but this is just purely for our taste.
lee0806
1st Sep, 2011
Excellent recipe. Quick, simple and tasty.
glennthompson
22nd Jun, 2011
5.05
First soup I've tried on this site and it was great for a raining day.

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