Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Roasted Butternut and Garlic Soup

Butternut Squash
We are lucky - this winter so far has been sunny and mild but we still leave it to the smokers to take their coffee (or pastis) on the terraces of the cafés on Vaison's Place Montfort. As far as I am concerned it is cold enough to cook hearty warming winter soups and this one has fast become a firm favorite.
All you need to serve 6 generous portions is a nice little butternut squash, a head of garlic, some vegetable stock and a dollop of cream. But first you have to drizzle the main ingredients with a little bit of olive oil and then roast them for about 30 minutes or so  in the oven to really bring out the flavor.
Roast for 30 minutes

Once cool enough to handle, just peel the skin off the squash (far easier now than if you try to peel it raw) and squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins, puree all in a cup or so of vegetable stock, season to taste with some chilli flakes and pepper fresh from the mill and stir in a bit of double cream. Because it is roasted, the garlic will not make you smell but give the soup  a wonderful earthy flavor.

Roasted Butternut & Garlic Soup


  1. This looks good to me but I am totally hooked on my own butternut recipe so I am scared to make a change!!
    Keep well Diane

  2. That is one beautiful butternut squash and soup!


  3. Oh, how I miss butternut squash! I wish we had more options here than just "kabak." =)

  4. Mmm... I buy butternut squash all the time. I love it in soups as it is so creamy. Your recipe is worth trying out!I will follow you

  5. I usually cook butternut squash in my pressure cooker before I puree it but I can imagine that roasting it instead would bring out the flavour much more. Must try it. I have a butternut squash sitting right there in my kitchen. Thanks for the great recipe! Take care

  6. This looks devine, the squash is on Saturday's veggie list~love the colourful pictures

  7. Adding comments has not been easy for me so will give this another try, just want to say you've inspired me, friends and family back home 'western canada' this butternut squash is on the weekend veggie list, great colour in the photos, great photos

  8. wow this recipe looks so so yummy.