1.02.2011

coconut curry butternut squash soup

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Have I mentioned how much I hate the cold? The shivering. The shaking. The numb hands, feet and nose. The dry skin. I could go on and on. In fact, each time my not so dear friend January rolls into town, she puts me in the mood for a little hibernation. If I could I would stay snuggled up near a cozy fire with my laptop...and maybe a few good books for the entire month.

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One thing that helps me to keep on moving despite the cold is a nice warm bowl of soup. I warms my nose. It warms me clear down to my toes. I've said it before, it warms my very soul! ;)

This is my first butternut squash soup. I thought a bit of curry and coconut milk would be nice with the squash...and was it ever! I couldn't get enough of this one. It's quite satisfying served on its own but you could pair it with a salad and bread if you wish. You could also serve it over brown rice for a heartier meal.

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
by theUngourmet

1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
2 15 oz cans chicken or vegetable broth
*3 cups roasted butternut squash puree
1 15 oz can coconut milk
2 tsp sweet curry
pinch of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

In an 8 qt stock pot over medium heat, saute the garlic and ginger in the olive oil for about 30 seconds. Stir in the broth. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring just to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and allow soup to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.

*To roast butternut squash: Carefully cut squash in 1/2 and remove seeds. Drizzle squash with a little olive oil if desired. Place into a 375-400 degree oven for about 40 minutes or until tender. Scoop squash out of skin and place into a food processor to puree, adding a small amount of water if needed.

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This is a perfect way to warm up after a long cold winter's day!





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27 comments:

Bo said...

I love the richness of the coconut milk and the spicy curry.

Claudia said...

You just warmed me up. Sweet coconut milk nestled with the curry warms every finger and toe.

Chef E said...

I have a can of milk in the pantry, so I am making this! Along with some turmeric chix I saw and trying an infused sake I had while in MO!

Great idea, I also adore soup...often all year long- shakes the blues away too!

Happy New Year!

Faith said...

I'm a big soup fan too and I'm always looking for yummy new soups to try! This looks wonderfully flavored and so warming, Kim! Love it!

Joanne said...

You and me both Kim! I am honestly constantly cold and often need to put the heat up SUPER high before I can get warm. Maybe next time I'll just drink a bowl of this soup. That should do the trick.

teresa said...

amen about the cold! i'll lend you some books to read by that fire!

this looks so good, even the title of the soup warms me up. what wonderful comforting flavors!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds great!

5 Star Foodie said...

A delicious combination with coconut milk and curry, an excellent warming soup for sure! Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Kim, I have all the ingredients to make this. I'm going to make it for lunch tomorrow. Can't wait!

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lisaiscooking said...

I've gotten used to not so cold winters, and now, I can't take even a little cold weather. I could use soup like this today. The curry and coconut milk sound great with squash!

♥peachkins♥ said...

creamy squash soup sounds really comforting! Happy new year to you!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Soup is a mainstay at our house in the winter- this one looks wonderful. The coconut milk and curry together with the squash make a delectable combination. I'm trying this for sure! :)

Monet said...

Oh yes...curry and coconut milk do wonders! I hate the cold to (thus the reason I moved to Austin!) It was hard for my body to get used to the cold when I visited CO for the holidays. Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you have a happy Tuesday!

jacqueline said...

Oh my this soup looks soo yummie. I am a huge fan of soup and im adding this in my "to-cook" list! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope your new year is off to a good start! Wishing you LOVE and JOY this new year. Stay warm sweet friend and love to yoU!

Kim said...

I love the addition of the coconut milk in this soup. Coconut milk is fast becoming one of my favorite pantry staples.

Stay warm!

Dinners and Dreams said...

Coconut and curry soup sounds warming and delicious.

Cheers,

Nisrine

Stella said...

Oh Kim! I'm going to try this-it's vegan:) It looks and sounds so good too. Oh and, by the way, I often think the only real nice things about winter are things like warming soup and the smell of people's chimneys. Otherwise, I don't do very well with the cold either...

Juliana said...

Oh! This soup sounds and looks so tasty, specially in this cold weather...love the idea of coconut milk :-) Happy New Year!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Love this soup! Coconut is so warm and inviting to me- add in some curry and I am in heaven! Thanks for a great recipe!

Jeannie said...

Love the look of this soup very much, Kim

Natalie said...

I've made a similar soup and loved it! It's delicious topped with banana chips, cashews, or coconut!

Marilyn said...

Exactly my sentiments about January. Your soup would definitely help.

Randi Troxell said...

i hate being cold too.. and it doesn't even get THAT terribly cold down here in south georgia...
i couldn't handle a climate that was frigid 9 months of the year!!

this soup.. looks awesome though!!

UrMomCooks said...

I agree - perfect on a cold winter day! Hang in there, spring is only a few dozen bowls of soup away!!! Happy New Year to you and your family, and Happy Cooking in 2011! Looking forward to ur posts!

Magic of Spice said...

What a wonderful soup! Perfect for the cold weather...

Magic of Spice said...

What a wonderful soup! Perfect for the cold weather...

clearlytangled said...

i love butternut squash soup! i'll have to try this one. happy new year!

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