Butternut – Soup – with – Ginger

Ingredients

1 teaspoon canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 teaspoons red curry paste
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 cup  chicken broth
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 (12-ounce)  pureed butternut squash
1 (14-ounce) can  coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1 lime, cut into 8 wedges

Preparation

1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil, swirl to coat. Add onion; saute 3 minutes. Add curry paste, garlic, and ginger; saute 45 seconds, stirring constantly.
2. Add broth and next 4 ingredients (through salt); cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Place half of squash mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining squash mixture. Spoon about 1 cup soup into each of 4 bowls; top with 2 tablespoons peanuts and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

 

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