Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Butternut Squash soup by Pippa Kendrick

Gluten free recipes
Liquid comfort. (And no hangover in the morning.)
The recipe for the Chickpea thing is definitely coming soon.

But in the meantime you should all be making Pippa Kendrick's Roasted Butternut Squash, Coconut and Chilli soup.

I've tweaked the recipe to make it easier (note: always choose the lazy way if you can) and sans roasting the butternut squash, you can have this ready in 20 mins (ish).

Oh and I threw in some red lentils too. Other people's recipes are definitely made to be tweaked :-)

Pippa's recipe is in her book, but wait, I can't find the recipe on her site! Does that mean I have to type it up for you?  Gah.

Well here's my version then. (Yes, my tone is ungracious, this was supposed to be an easy post...)

Ingredients:
1 butternut squash
1 red chilli
1 green chilli
3 cloves of garlic
2-3 tbsps of red lentils
2 tbsps of cheating curry paste (I use one in a tub from Waitrose)
1tbsp olive oil
1 small carton of coconut cream
Salt
Bunch of fresh coriander

  • Peel the butternut squash, scoop out the seeds and roughly chop. Place into a deep saucepan
  • Add the oil, half the curry paste, chopped chillis, garlic, lentils and half the coriander
  • Fry gently for about 5 minutes, then add enough water to just cover the butternut squash
  • Bring to the boil and simmer hard for about 15 mins while you clear up the kitchen and do last night's washing-up (true story). Add more water if necessary
  • Blitz with a hand blender until smooth. Add the coconut cream
  • Put back on the heat and add salt to taste and the other tbsp of curry paste if you think it needs it
  • Serve and garnish with the rest of the chopped coriander
  • Try to get warm and wonder if the snow will bring the country to a halt on Friday


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2 comments:

Clare Taylor said...

Many many moons ago I remember reading a post of yours which talked about 'one cooks the other does the washing up' and that state of affairs being a pipedream in your house. Not sure why I'm reminded of it now, but... The soup sounds gorgeous, btw. And I can even get all the ingredients here! (Would have to leave out the coconut though - can you suggest an alternative?)

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Wow Potty, I'm really touched that you can remember that. As I recall I called it the OCTOWU principle (One Cooks The Other Washes Up). It still doesn't happen, please don't prod the scar... :-)

Umm, can you do dairy? I might be tempted to throw in a dollop of double cream or creme fraiche, that will definitely fit into your dieting plan. Snigger.

Do you avoid coconut because of an allergy?

Pig x