Thursday, 14 July 2016

Elma’s slow cooker Butternut soup

Elma’s slow cooker Butternut soup

2 cups vegetable stock
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
1 medium (uncooked) butternut peeled, seeded and diced
1 sprig fresh sage
1 white onion, diced
½ teaspoon salt, or more to taste
¼ teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper, or more to taste
1/8 teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste
A pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
½ cup canned coconut milk
(Optional garnishes: extra coconut milk and cayenne)

Add vegetable stock, garlic, carrot, apple, butternut squash, sage, onion, salt, pepper, cayenne, cinnamon and nutmeg to a slow cooker.  Toss to combine. Cook for 6-8 hours on low, or 3-4 hours on high, or until the squash is completely tender and mashes 
easily with a fork.  Stir in the coconut milk. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth.  (Or you can transfer the soup in two batches into a traditional blender, and puree 
until smooth, being very careful when working with the hot liquid.)  Taste, and season with salt, pepper and cayenne if needed.  Serve warm, with optional garnishes if desired and enjoy

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