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Hearty Butternut Squash Soup

Serve with a generous swirl of chive crème fraîche.

Ingredients

Butternut Squash Soup

  • 4 cups (900 g) butternut squash, peeled and seeded
  • 4 cups (950 ml) chicken stock
  • 4 cups (950 ml) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) salt
  • 1 ½ (7 g) white pepper, ground
  • 1 ¼ (280 ml) 33% heavy cream
  • ½ cup (100 ml) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) buttermilk
  • 2 tsp (10 g) chives, chopped
  • ground pepper to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • sprigs of fresh herbs


Preparation

Butternut Squash Soup

Peel and cut the butternut square into small piece. In a saucepan bring the water and chickens tock to a boil and add the butternut squash. Add salt and cook for 40 minutes or until the squash very soft. Keep a small amount of cooked squash to the side for a garnish at the time of serving. Using an immersion blender or hand blender purée the squash until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add white pepper and heavy cream. Transfer back to saucepan and bring to simmer.

Chive Crème Fraîche

Mix together sour cream, buttermilk and salt. Chop the chives very finely and add to the mixture. Store overnight in the refrigerator for best results.

Plating

Portion into a deep soup plate, swirl in some chive crème fraîche and sprinkle ¼ of the reserved cooked squash in the middle. Garnish with a spring of fresh herbs.

 

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