La Différence

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Monday, 26 November 2012

Spicy Tomato & Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe to serve around 8  portions


A medium sized Butternut Squash peeled, de-seeded & chopped into cubes
2 onions diced
2 cloves of garlic crushed
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 sticks of celery diced
2 carrots peeled & diced
1 tbsp olive oil
10 ripe tomatoes, skins removed and chopped or 1 regular tin of chopped tomatoes in juice
2 tbsp of tomato puree
2 vegetable stock cubes dissolved into 1- 1½ pints of  boiling water
1 tsp sugar 
1 tsp cumin seeds     toasted & ground
1 tsp coriander seeds   "              "
½ tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp hot chilli powder (optional) 
Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
for the optional garnish:- a little chopped tomato, toasted pine nuts and chopped chives


In a large pan, sweat the onions, garlic, ginger, carrots & celery in the oil until nearly soft with the lid on
Add the Squash and continue sweating for around 5 minutes.
Add everything else bring to the boil and simmer for around 15- 20 minutes or until the vegetables are pulpy.
Blitz in a food processor, check your seasoning.
If the soup is too thick add a little more stock.
Garnish & serve.

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