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. 


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 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?" 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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