22 Mar 2008

Squash bisqué

Autumn is already coming; I can feel it, especially today, a gray and rainy day. These holydays we decide keep in home. Decorating eggs and buying chocolate ones, are what Easter is about. Right? Those are the exactly things that we do in Easter. No particular Easter cook Just this Squash bisqué

Soup

  • 2 Sweet Dumpling or other smallish squash 2 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup chopped shallots 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup white wine 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup whipping cream Fresh chives (optional) In a 3-quart saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and ginger; cook until tender. Stir in the flour. Carefully add the chicken broth and wine all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the pumpkin, dried thyme, pepper, and cloves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered, for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Discard bay leaves. Cool slightly. Pour one-fourth to one-third of mixture into a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Repeat with remaining mixture until all is processed. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Stir in the 1/2 cup whipping cream. Heat through, but do not boil. Ladle into soup bowls. If desired, swirl a little whipping cream into each serving or garnish with fresh chives.
Feliz, pascoa

Happy Easter for all (if you celebrate that Holiday)

10 comments:

Kevin said...

Nice photos! The squash soup sounds really good. Happy Easter

Ginny said...

I love squash esp. in soup! Looks delicious! Its so much fun to see you going into autumn as we are approaching spring...Happy Easter!

sandra said...

I love Squash soup! :o)
Here the spring it's coming, dear friend..
Feliz Pascua..
:-***

Sylvie said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and by doing so leading me to yours. I love Squash and I love soup, so the recipe is right down my alley. Looks delicious.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That soup looks amazing, Sylvia! I love squash soup! yum!

That is also a beautiful chocolate egg!

Gourmandise said...

Fiquei um tempo ser ler o La vida e qdo vejo, cozinha nova e um monte de receitas!
aki tbm está começando a esfriar...
bjos,
Nina.

Carol said...

QUE DELICIA DE SOPA. ADORO ABOBORAS. FAÇO UMA BEM BACANA TAMBEM COM CREME AZEDO. GRANDE BEIJO

Odete said...

Sylvia,
Aboboras, adoro! Essa sopa esta convidativa e linda.
bjs

myfrenchkitchen said...

Well, we're supposed to be in spring, but it feels more like winter, so this beautiful squash bisque of yours seems perfect! nice to catch up on all I've missed
Ronell

Paola said...

I love squash! Problem is, my two here hate it! I usually get a lot of grumpy looks when I serve it, so I might just make this as a lunch treat for myself!

Thanks Sylvia!
paola