Everyone’s favorite butternut soup with squash is coming back with a twist. Chef Gregory Gourdet has come up with a few new ingredients to add to this comforting winter season favorite that will have you asking for seconds. He uses ripe plantains to add a silky texture and some sweetness. His take on adding a garnish of green apples and shallots contrasts the sweetness with freshness and tanginess. Go ahead and give the new twists a try this season!
Some Useful Kitchen Aids
A Dutch oven, blender, and vegetable peeler are three kitchen tools you’ll need for making this lovely butternut soup. These tools are found in most households, so you’ll be all set to make the meal. If you don’t have one of them, you can pop by a friend’s home and ask to borrow one before inviting them to try the twist on this comforting recipe!
Go Out and Grab the Ingredients
Don’t forget the most important of the ingredients – the butternut squash! You might also want to add some onions, coconut milk, chicken or vegetable broth, garlic gloves, green apples, shallots, and a ripe plantain or two. You can always find the chef’s full recipe online and follow it to the tee.
Preparing the Butternut Soup
Get ready for your regular old peeling, chopping, heating, and stirring – it’s what any soup requires. Peel your ingredients, chop everything up, add it to a preheated Dutch oven, and cook while constantly stirring – that will ensure everything is nice, smooth, and soft. And don’t forget – you can make the soup two days ahead of time and reheat it before serving.
Lastly, the recipe calls for pickled green apples with shallots, which is a simple enough mixture to make. You can have that ready and add it before serving. It will surprise guests if you add a touch of cilantro leaves for a fresh appearance and some fun. This new butternut soup with squash will tantalize your guests’ taste buds, and yours too!