Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup

(Ingredient list obtained from Chef Stevie Nussbaum)

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:
1 1/2 Pounds acorn squash, Halved
1 1/2 Pounds butternut squash, Halved
1 Pound spaghetti squash, Halved
1 whole Onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
4 Cups Vegetable Stock
1/2 cup Cooking Sherry
1 cup Water
1/4 cup Brown Sugar*
Salt & Pepper to taste

*Brown Sugar substitute: 1:1 mixture of turbinado or organic cane sugar sugar mixed with molasses

Directions:

  1. In a blender, puree the roasted squash and the caramelized onions.
  2. Puree (in batches) the squash and broth in a food processor or blender.
  3. Transfer the squash puree to a large saucepan or crock pot.
  4. Stir the cooking sherry into the puree
  5. Heat over medium heat and season with salt & pepper.

Roasted Squash

Preheat oven to 400ยบ F
Rub the cut side of the squash with a little bit of olive oil
Sprinkle it with salt & pepper (to taste)
Invert onto an oven-safe baking dish*
Roast until tender (approximately 35-45 minutes)
Once cooled, scoop the flesh out of the shell and set aside.

Caramelized onions
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute the onion, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the garlic, nutmeg, and brown sugar. When the onion is translucent and golden, remove from the stove and allow to cool.

*you can also roast it cut side up in an oven safe baking dish that contains approx. 1/2 inch of water.

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