Golden Butternut Soup

Vegetarian recipe for Golden Butternut Soup with a slightly spicy bite

Ingredients
1 1/2 kg butternut squash
2 large brown onions, finely chopped
3 small garlic cloves, finely chopped or 1 elephant garlic clove
500 ml chicken stock
1 teaspoon lemon juice
250 ml water
3 small strong green chilies or 1 large jalapeno, no pips, finely chopped
1 tablespoon melted butter
250 ml fresh pouring cream

How to
Peel and pip the butternuts, and cut it into about 5cm square chunks.

Peel and chop the onions quite finely.

Chop the garlic very finely, or push through a garlic press.

Halve the Jalapeno pepper or green chillies and scrape out all the pips. Chop the green flesh very finely.

Put the onions, garlic and chillies into the melted butter in a saucepan on a moderate heat and cook until the onions are soft and transparent. Add the lemon juice and chicken stock and stir until well mixed.

Add the water and the cubes of butternut, and simmer until the soup is thick and all the ingredients are well blended together, about 1 hour.

Liquidise with a food processer. Serve hot.

Swirl a tablespoon or two of fresh cream into the centre of each bowl of soup just before serving.

Recipe created by Trish Beaver. Find this and other great recipes on her blog – Potholes and Padkos

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