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Delicate Delicata Squash Soup with Apple and Vermouth

October  4, 2016
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Photo by Bevi
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This soup is as advertised - delicate and with a hint of Vermouth to add an interesting kick. Use leftover roasted squash to skip Step 1. —Bevi

What You'll Need
  • 1 medium sized Delicata squash, roasted until it is slightly caramelized
  • fresh lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups Organic chicken stock - your favorite brand or homemade
  • 1 tart and firm apple, peeled and medium grated
  • 1 ample tablespoon Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 cup Grana Padano cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut the Delicata squash in half lengthwise. Salt, pepper, oil, and squeeze a little lemon juice on the cut sides. Place on a small oiled roasting pan. Roast in a 375-degree oven until soft when pricked with a knife, and the cuts sides are nicely caramelized. This takes about 30 minutes. When the squash is roasted to your liking, scoop out the seeds. Then scoop out the squash flesh and place in a 2-quart saucepan. Mash the squash.
  2. Add the stock to the saucepan, and blend thoroughly. Bring to a simmer, and then add the grated apple. After a few minutes, add the vermouth. After a few minutes more, season with salt and pepper. Finally add the cheese. Do not allow soup to violently boil.
  3. After about 20 minutes, take the soup off the stove. Either allow the soup to cool thoroughly before you put it through a blender, or divide the warm soup into 2 portions and run them individually. The last thing you want is a full blender of hot soup exploding all over your kitchen!
  4. Serve immediately, or wait a day to let the flavors combine well. Top the soup off with your choice of possible additions - more cheese, seeds, nuts, Dukkah, etc. Serve with a nice bread and a salad for a great lunch.
  5. NB: you can make vegan by using vegetable stock and omitting cheese. Add seasoned nuts or seeds to add flavor.

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Recipe by: Bevi

Cooking is an important part of my past. I grew up and worked on our family resort. These days, I cook good food to please my friends and family.

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