Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Butternut Squash and Runner Bean Spring Soup



Recipe Ingredients: (for 4+ people)
  • 2 Large Potatoes (cubed)
  • 1/2 Butternut Squash (cubed)
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Celery Sticks (coarsely sliced, I removed strings first, unless you using baby or celery heart)
  • 1 Garlic Clove (finely chopped)
  • 2 Carrots (finely sliced)
  • 12 Stringless Runner Beans "large" (finely sliced)
  • salt black pepper and olive oil (sufficient)
Is super simple. Put a pan on the stove with enough olive oil to cover the bottom, once really hot add the, onion, garlic and the celery. Let these cook until they start getting golden, at this stage add the potato and the squash, always stirring, letting it cook for around 3 minutes, is alright if it starts to get a little stuck to the pan. After that add in about 1 and 1/2 litres of water + salt and black pepper to taste, and deglacée de stuck bits of the side of the pan, as these add to the soup flavour, let it cook for about 20-25 minutes.

Once cooked blitz it all to form the smooth silky purée , once that is achieved add the runner beans and the carrots let these cook for another 20-25 minutes and there...it's ready to eat, obviously let it cool a little you don't want to burn your mouth like I did lol ... cheers!!! Is that easy.

In Portugal if you want a soup to be more of a meal, like ...you just want to have the soup for lunch/dinner just add to the soup once done one sliced boiled egg per person inside the soup, easy and delicious alternative.


8 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

The soup sounds delicious - yummy flavors here!

Ricardo said...

Thanks 5 Star, is always a pleasure to have you here, thx for comment and visit :) xxx

Tangled Noodle said...

Even though we're well into spring, the weather here has once again turned cloudy and cool so seeing this recipe warms me up! I love butternut squash soup and I love the idea of adding sliced boiled egg to make it a full meal!

Ricardo said...

Thank you so Tangled, I feel exactly the same way, makes me feel cosy and snug.. thx 4 comment and visit. :) xx

Christelle said...

Ahhh! interesting association :)

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much Christelle, xxx :)

Chef E said...

I am behind on my reading over here, where have I been?

Souper Soup I say, and I could eat it everyday, if someone made it, lol!

Ricardo said...

Chef E, for you anytime I would make that and many other soups. thanks for visit and comment. xxx :)

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