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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Soups

Red Onion Soup

4 tbsp butter

2 med. onions very thinly sliced
1 tbsp flour
½ cup Sherry cooking wine
1 quart beef broth

Brown onions with butter in a sauce pan. Sprinkle with flour. Cover then simmer for 20 minutes. Stirring once in awhile. Pour in the wine. While that's simmering, heat up the broth. add to onions and boil the mix slowly for 5 minutes. (this makes 2 1/2 pints. can be double or tripled easily)

Butternut Squash Soup

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 med. onion
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 1/2 lbs butternut squash halved and seeded, peeled and cubed
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 teaspoon salt
ground white pepper
pinch freshly grated ginger
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon, mint, chive or parsley

In a large saucepan, heat butter over a medium high heat. Saute onions until a golden color, takes about 5 minutes. Toss in the squash and add sherry. cook and stir until sherry evaporates, 30 seconds.

Stir in the stock, salt, pepper to taste and ginger. Cover and cook 15 minutes until squash is soft.

Ladle the mix into a food processor add milk and puree until smooth. Return to saucepan and cook over a low heat until warmed through. Add more milk to thin if you feel it is too thick.

Can be refrigerated for 3 days before reheating and serving. Garnish with minced herbs.


SkippyMom said...

::drool:: now I want the first soup, in a crock with big croutons and melted cheese. yeah, and then I'll take a bowl of the second please. :)

Ms. Burrows said...

Both sound delicious. I especially have a soft spot for all things butternut squash. I'm a lover of winter vegetables.

SciFiChick said...

Do I dare to ask what minced herds to garnish with? LOL No,really, these both sound wonderful. I have been looking for a good onion soup recipe and this one sounds great!

Felinae said...

Thank you, Phelan for posting the recipes. :)

They sound delicious! Catman loves onion soup so I will definitely be trying that one. B's being a vegetarian will probably like the squash one as long as I use the vegetable broth.

Thanks again!

Phelan said...

Sci, it is my secret recipe, makes everything taste better. hahaha!

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