Friday, October 12, 2007

Delightful squash bisque


One of the best things about Fall - squashes! So many varieties, so many of them, makes me so happy! This was something I cooked up for Stephanie & Shawn a few days ago and never got around to posting. Which would be a crime of sorts since the bisque turned out so rich and flavorful, it deserves a post! :)

The last batch of squashes I got were from (surprise!) Fred Meyer - it was an emergency pitstop for some fruit and I just happened to (literally!) stumble upon this motley assortment of squashes of all shapes and sizes! I ended up buying several delicata squashes that day, one of which went into this bisque that I adapted from a recipe from Best-ever Soups by Anne Sheasby.

Roasted Squash and Garlic Bisque

Servings: 4


1 medium sized delicata squash
8 -10 cloves of garlic
1/2 vidalia - chopped into big chunks
a few fresh thyme sprigs
2 T olive oil
1 T fresh ground pepper
1 t fresh ground coriander
a few orange mint leaves - chopped
kosher salt

Heat the oven to 400 F. Cut the squash in half and rub inside of squash halves with olive oil. Take a piece of foil and place the garlic cloves along with the thyme and close the foil. Place the squash, garlic foil and onions (drizzled with olive oil) in the oven for about 45 minutes.

Once roasted, scoop the squash out of its skin into a saucepan. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of the skin and throw them along with the onions into the saucepan. Add about 4-5 cups of water (or vegetable stock) and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the pepper and salt and simmer for another 5-7 minutes. Let the soup cool before pureeing it in a blender or food processor.

Once the soup is ladled into bowls, garnish with the orange mint.


*so* much of flavor - sweet squash, pungent garlic, fragrant thyme, coriander, orange mint ... Yum!

P.S.: This was my submission for Julia's (http://asliceofcherrypie.blogspot.com/) fun seasonal event: In The Bag!

20 comments:

Happy cook said...

Love them. They are super

TBC said...

Roasted squash and garlic bisque sounds heavenly:-)

Mishmash ! said...

Roasted veggies gives a nice touch to any soup/bisque

Saju said...

just what one needs on a cold day. I have bookmarked the recipe for just such a day. Thanks for sharing.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Simple way to do squash and sounds delicious..!!Like the colour:))

abbie said...

yum! good soup for being cozy inside when it's cold and foggy out...

Siri said...

Love the soup dear. Its rich in color and texture..:).. a bookmark for sure..

Vcuisine said...

An interesting recipe. Viji

Lissie said...

loved the squash soup! looks really tasty... thanks for dropping by and leaving a good comment!

sunita said...

I love squash and your soup loks heavenly...thanks for the recipe.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow Kaykat...want a have one hot cup of this soup :-)

Kumudha said...

Delicious recipes here.

This dish is new to me.I always cook Indian dishes with squashes.

Kribha said...

It's so cold here and I'm craving for that bowl of bisque right now. What A color. I'm glad that you left a comment on mine and helped me discover yours. Will keep visiting u often.

Dhivya Karthik said...

bookmarked! :)

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Yum, looks delicious. My husband loves to make soups and we've had our share of yellow squash soups (got some pictures and I have to post them up). Nice to see this here! We make our veggie stock and freeze it.

Kanch

Nabeela said...

soups are the food of the season. I've been making soups like crazy too :)

bee said...

we haev close to a 100 pounds of crookneck waiting to be devoured. this recipe will come in handy. if you have any squash left, try viji's squash badam milk. delish.
http://vcuisine.blogspot.com/2007/09/weekend-brunch-web-40-this-weekend-was.html

KayKat said...

I *love* crookneck squashes! Maybe not a 100 lbs at a time :) Tell me more about what you do with them.

The almond milk with squash looks amazing! I've never thought of trying that - maybe that will be a navarathri attempt!

Thanks y'all for the comments :)

Sig said...

yummy... the best way to devour squash... bisque! Looks lovely!

glamah16 said...

Looks so vevelty and full of flavor. Yum.