Sunday, August 22, 2010

Souper Sunday: August 22, 2010

From the Kitchen of 5th Sister: 


Summer Squash Soup


1 large summer squash, cubed
Several baby carrots, coarsely chopped
1 onion, quartered
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 cayenne pepper
Freshly chopped rosemary and sage, about 1-2 tablespoons each.
Fresh cracked black pepper and kosher salt to taste
A few dashes of Polly's Signature Spice Blend
Chicken broth
Half and Half


Saut√© squash, carrots, onion, cayenne pepper and garlic in olive olive oil over medium to medium-high heat. Season the veggies with herbs and spices and continue cooking until veggies start to brown and become tender, then remove from heat. (if you do not own a powerful blender, you will want to add chicken broth and simmer until veggies are soft)


Place veggies in a blender (or you could use a blending wand in a stockpot). Add about a cup of chicken broth (if you didn't already add during the cooking process) and a cup of half and half. Process and puree until smooth. Add liquids until desired texture is achieved.


Serve in a bowl with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar and chives (optional) for garnish. 


I experimented in the kitchen the other night when I had no idea what to serve for dinner. I decided to go to my garden stash and use what I had on hand. This soup received good reviews from the entire family. Enjoy. 



9 comments:

Nessa said...

MMmmmm! This sounds and looks so delicious. I'm going to try it.

Cheryl said...

This looks great and sounds pretty easy. Woohoo we just got a blender! I'll get hubby right on this.

Tina said...

Sounds yummy! Can I trade you a laundry basket of monster zucchini for one butternut squash? Our zucs are growing so fast that if I spot one, go inside to put on long sleeves (allergic to the leaves, not the squash) by the time I come back out it's huge. Sigh.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I do love simple and easy recipes, Polly.
This one looks so yummy!

B xx

Brian Miller said...

nice. i have never had squash soup...hmm...

Raoulysgirl said...

That sounds delicious!! I'm sure my mom and Ilisabeth would love it...Raouly and Tacha would probably wonder "Where's the beef?"...so perhaps on a night when I can grill them a burger???

Jenny said...

Yum. Too hot for soup here right now but this will be a November try around here.

Jingle said...

I love squash soup...
what a delicious post!

Ms Bibi said...

That sounds and looks so delicious. With this long term camping I miss soup so much,lol.

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