Creamy Butternut Soup

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Comforting spicy butternut soup: Cold weather comfort food

Stay out of the rain and keep warm indoors with your loved ones. Our comforting spicy butternut soup is where the party is at. Enjoy movie night!

Creamy Butternut Soup

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If you’re in South Africa right now, you are probably indoors, cold and looking for some comfort food to warm you up during the relentless rain right now. Soup is one of the best and easiest ways to feel better. The warm and easy to enjoy bowl of comforting spicy butternut soup is the perfect night-in meal with the family. Butternut soup is one of our favourites as it’s done in a short amount of time and has a great comforting texture. It’s buttery, spicy and perfect for a night in with your loved ones.

Comforting spicy butternut soup info

We are not using canned butternut here. We are making your tasty soup from scratch and it’s easier than you think. Fresh ingredients make sure that you get all of the right nutrients, no additives and a lot more flavour. The addition of chillies not only adds flavour but gets your body to react and warm up. You don’t need a lot for this to happen and just a few chilli flakes help too. If you want another upgrade, make some toasted cheese sandwiches.

Stay out of the rain and keep warm indoors with your loved ones. Our comforting spicy butternut soup is where the party is at. Enjoy movie night!

Comforting spicy butternut soup recipe

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Recipe by Moleboheng Mokhothu Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Serving

2

litres
Prep time

45

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Total time

1

hour 

45

minutes

Ingredients

  • butternut squash

  • 2 large brown onions, finely chopped

  • 3 small garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 500 ml chicken stock

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 250 ml water

  • 3 small strong green chilies or 1 large jalapeño, no pips, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp melted butter

  • 250 ml fresh pouring cream

Method

  • Peel and pip butternuts, and cut into chunks of around 5cm long.
  • Peel and cut the onions very thinly.
  • Chop the garlic rather thinly, or press the garlic into a press.
  • Halve the pepper or green chillies jalapeño and pick all the pips out. Chop the very fine green flesh.
  • Place the onions, garlic and chillies in a saucepan over moderate heat into the melted butter and cook until the onions are soft and translucent. Remove the chicken stock and the lemon juice and combine until well mixed.
  • Add the butternut water and cubes and simmer until the soup is thick and all the ingredients combine well for about 1 hour. Liquidise with a food processor.
  • Serve hot. Swirl a tablespoon or two of fresh cream into the centre of each bowl of soup just before serving.
  • Garnish with raw or toasted pumpkin seeds

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