Monday, 29 November 2010

Thai-inspired butternut squash soup

Made the first soup of the season and it wasn't a favourite. Its the first time I've cooked with butternut squash and to be honest I wasn't too fond of the obvious sweetness...at least not in a soup for sure. I spiced it up quite a bit, in spite of that it was still sweet and not my kinda soup flavour. 
I adapted the Thai-spiced roast pumpkin soup recipe by Cooksister for this soup. The changes I made were:
I replaced the Pumpkin with 500 gms of butternut squash
Used a medium size leek stalk instead of the onion
Chopped up two pods of garlic and added to the leek while frying
Used red curry paste instead of the green curry paste
Just before I pureed the soup, I added a slit chilli as well to the mix since it was too sweet for my liking
Added a dash of Maggi seasoning towards the end
Drizzled some coconut milk on top and served it hot with some garlic and herb bread.

39 comments:

Satrupa said...

I love the sprinkling of Maggi Masala part :) The clicks look lovely ...... a big motivation to go ahead and try this soup !!

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

aipi said...

Sounds like a delicious, comforting soup on a cold day..beautiful pictures!


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GB said...

I know what you're saying about butternut squash--I like buttercup squash better-less cloyingly sweet!

It looks great--that swirl of cream wants me to dive right in!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Aaw the soup looks refreshing and comforting for this weather

sinfullyspicy said...

I love the color rendered by buttersquash to the soup.I am not a big fan either of sweet soups.

Suhaina said...

soup looks wonderful.never tasted it before.
so towards the end, what have you decided? did u like the soup? will u be making it again???
ur clicks are awesome..

Priyanka said...

Love this recipe! I have a bag of frozen butternut squash staring at me, begging to be used.

Maggi seasoning makes everything better, need to restock on those.

Padhu said...

Looks so delicious!! Missed your write up

Priya said...

Slurp, wat a delectable, interesting and very tempting soup..

Rumana Rawat said...

What a lovely dish:)

Sanchita Karmakar said...

Lovely looking soup :) Ideal lunch for this snowy afternoon.

Jaisy James said...

wow looks superbbb n loved bowl

Santosh Bangar said...

sounds delicious fentastic soup

Sarah Naveen said...

bowl ugran!!!
nice clicks..nice recipe and perfect for the weather :)

Kairali sisters said...

Athe adhyam thanne, kidilan bowl, soup looks soo comforting as its the perfect weather for a bowl now...

Sweet Artichoke said...

I am definitely not a fan of butternut, but the idea of spicing it up with maggi and thai curry paste sounds really exciting and the drizzle of coconut milk is irresistible :-)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Liked the maggi seasoning, yes i do prefer spicy when it come to compete with coldness and 2nd pic is seductive enough asking me to give it a try ;)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious soup love it when coconut milk is drizzled on it beautiful bowl of soup

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

you know what even I m thinking making soup and I found it..got butternut sqush in the freeze..looks so tempting...snow in your area?

Monet said...

The way you presented these bowls is beautiful. I love the coconut milk swirled on top. I have a hard time when soups taste too "sweet" also. Thanks for sharing, my sweet friend! Have a great Tuesday.

Biny Anoop said...

Hey the soup is delicious and the clicks are fabulous.
Biny

Suja Sugathan said...

Comforting soup..delicious and perfect.

Nostalgia said...

Looks really good, I guess I may not like the sweetness much either but it looks perfect.

notyet100 said...

slurp looks so yum,..;-)

Sanjeeta kk said...

Comforting and healthy soup. Love the cute mugs in the picture.

Gulmohar said...

Perfect and timely post..it's getting freezing cold here..

Pavithra said...

Sure I am gonna try this.. Lot of flavors..I am totally drooling over. Pictures are class asusual.

Foodie Ann said...

I am yet to taste a butternut squash...:) I somehow find comfort in buying the same thing again and again...

M D said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Unfortunately I haven;t seen Butternut squash here. But i am tempted to try for sure. Love that dressing of cream on top, a nice touch to the soup. :)

Alessandra said...

Pumpkin (or butternut) with coconut is a match made in heaven!

ciao
Alessandra

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

I could really do with some of that today. I know squash and thai spices go wonderfully together as I often make a Nigella Lawson thai curry.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

the pics are so eye-catching !!! Comforting soup ...looks delicious

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

R said...

nice recipe, the maggi seasoning must add a new dimension in taste.

Haddock said...

Must try this out. (Will find some way to make it less sweet)

Jisha Dil said...

soup looks absolutely delicious and creamy...

Biny Anoop said...

Hey dear there is an award for you...just tosay thx for all ur support.
Biny

? said...

I loved your honesty in this recipe!:-D
I would spice up continental recipes with either red-chilli flakes or green chillies.
Lovely pictures and posts too!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The soup looks decadent. Unlike you I like a little bit of sweet hints in any food, esp soup. Love that mug/jug that you have used to make your soup.

Turmericnspice said...

first time here...love this space you have some awesome recipes and great clicks!! love thai food wld love to try this soup