Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup: A Quintessential Belgian Autumn Delight

October 12, 2023

The transition from summer to fall is marked by a tapestry of gold and amber leaves, cooler weather, and the promise of heartwarming comfort foods. Among these, butternut squash soup stands as an emblem of autumn's culinary offerings. Its rich, velvety texture and subtly sweet flavor capture the essence of the season in every spoonful, providing both warmth and nourishment as the days grow shorter.

The Allure of Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash, with its sweet and nutty taste, is not just delicious but is also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It's a wholesome vegetable that can be transformed into a delightful soup, bringing warmth and nourishment on those chilly autumn evenings.

How to Make Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, and diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-liter vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Fresh cream and parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until translucent.
  2. Add the diced butternut squash to the pot. Stir well and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the vegetable stock, ensuring the squash is submerged. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the squash is tender.
  5. Use an immersion blender or a standard blender to puree the soup until smooth.
  6. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cream and parsley, if desired.

While this soup is relatively easy to make, the flavors are anything but simple. It embodies the very essence of a Belgian autumn – warm, comforting, and filled with memories.

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