Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Acorn Squash Bisque


My Coworker came in with tons and tons of acorn squash as a result of a gardening accident. I had made this bisque last year with butternut squash and it was fabulous so I decided to give it a go with the acorn squash. I know something is a hit when my husband tells me I should open a restaurant while eating. Shhhhh....I think he thinks I make these recipes up. We'll let him continue to ponder how amazing I am.

Acorn Squash Bisque
Adapted from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients:
1 T. olive oil
1 T. butter
1/2 cup diced onion
3/4 cup diced carrots
2 acorn squash
3 cups vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
ground nutmeg to taste
1/2 cup cream (used light)

Directions:

1. Cut acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 min or until soft. Scoop out squash and place aside.

2. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion in the butter and oil under tender.

3. Mix the carrots and squash into the pot. Pour in vegetable stock, and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are tender.

4. In a blender or food processor, puree the soup mixture until smooth. ( I skipped this part and instead used a potato masher to break up any chunks.) Return to the pot, and stir in the heavy cream. Heat through, but do not boil. Serve warm with a dash of nutmeg.

3 comments:

Maryanna said...

That's a good way to use up squash. I love soup even if it's the hottest day in summer. I can justify eating it because I'm not eating it outside. I'm inside with the air on.

Cate said...

Mmm I love squash soup! I usually make it with apples, but I'm excited to try it with carrots!

Joelen said...

Ooh - I'm adding this to my list to try since squash makes for a great soup!