Sunday, 9 February 2014

Red Thai squash soup recipe...

I have been a little bit obsessed with soups recently and when I was looking for soup recipes last month, I was thrilled to see Harriet post this delicious Thai soup recipe and I promptly trotted off to Tesco to pick up the ingredients. I am always a bit dubious about spicy food as I am a complete wuss, but this is deliciously spicy and creamy and perfect for miserable weather... This makes a lot of soup so make sure you have a big enough pan to cook it all in!




Ingredients: 

* 1.5 kg of butternut squash (I was worried that my squash wasn't big enough but actually I had more than enough!)
* 1 onion
* 400 ml coconut milk
* 850 ml stock
* 4 tbsp red Thai curry paste
* Ginger, cayenne pepper and seasoning
* Olive oil


Chop your butternut squash into chunks and add to a roasting dish. Cover in olive oil, ground ginger and cayenne pepper until all of the chunks are covered. I think I was a little too liberal with the cayenne pepper here but the extra fiery-ness does work with the recipe...


Chop your onion up and fry in oil on a low heat until translucent. 


Add more cayenne pepper and continue to fry until caramelised. I was tempted to cook more onions like this just so I could eat them but I managed to resist! 


Add 4 tablespoons of red Thai curry paste and stir well. Cook for another 5 minutes. 


Add the roast butternut squash, coconut milk and stock and simmer for a further fifteen minutes, stirring regularly. Whilst simmering, add your seeds to a roasting tray and cook in some oil until they are brown and crispy. 


Blend your soup until smooth.


Serve hot with chunky bread and sprinkled with roasted seeds. (Don't blame me if you end up trying to eat the whole lot!)
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16 comments

Dream Days said...

This looks delicious!

Amy said...

Nicely done, Maria, this looks gorgeous x

Harriet T said...

So glad you enjoyed it! This is definitely the best soup I have made in a long time!

Laura//daisychaindream said...

this looks AMAZING!

Winnie said...

Oh yum - this looks soooooo good Maria!!

Lily Lipstick said...

I love squash - this looks amazing! x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

This looks delish love! Another to bookmark :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

mariel janina said...

this looks so yummy and healthy too, perfect for this cold winter we're having <3

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Gem said...

mmm such a nice winter warmer recipe xx

The Feather Den said...

YUM, this looks truly delicious! Love the final suggestion to sprinkle with seeds, really gives it a country look.

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

HighlandFling said...

I could bathe in Butternut squash. So yummy. It's my favourite veg. I think I need to try this soup, the roasted nuts look delicious!

Emma x

Eloise said...

This looks gorgeous! I've just had soup tonight but it didn't look anywhere near as tasty as this

xx

The Style Rawr said...

Oh Maria! If only you could cook for me, you must be such a brilliant cook! This looks delicious.

Tara xo

Matthew Pike said...

I find squash so tasty, it makes everything better. I like it in curries too. This sounds really nice.


Buckets & Spades

Matthew Pike said...

I find squash so tasty, it makes everything better. I like it in curries too. This sounds really nice.


Buckets & Spades

Hello Happy said...

This looks delicious Maria! I might actually have to brave the kitchen (god help me) to try and make it.

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