And what better excuse to do some cooking than when Thanksgiving rolls around! Winter squash is all the rage, and with the climate getting colder (even in Southern California!), a soup might be in order. Here's one now!
Butternut Squash Soup
Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut a 3- to 3½-lb. butternut squash in half and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Cut it again into quarters and lay skin-side down on a baking sheet. Brush on 1 tbsp. melted unsalted butter (or vegetable oil, vegans) and sprinkle with 1 tsp. ground white pepper and 1 tbsp. kosher salt. Roast the squash in the oven until tender, about 35 min. Remove and let cool slightly.
|Taste the soup!|
A note on scraping the squash: I always find the squash a bit difficult to deal with, especially over a steaming pot of sautéing leeks and ginger. It might be a better idea to scrape the squash into a separate bowl before you even begin sautéing. Beware that the skin can be quite thin and doesn't like to let go of the flesh very easily sometimes.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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