This is such a hectic time of year. Not only do the days seem shorter, but people seem to move faster too. We want to accomplish so many things and check off all the important to-do’s from our lists. I think we all need a breather. Well, this Curry-Roasted Red Kuri Squash Soup is meant to do just that. Let’s all take a moment and enjoy a good, hearty, warm bowl of soup.
Red Kuri Squash: Roasted, Toasted, Ready to Go
Red Kuri squash has to be my favorite squash of the season. I’ve used it in an earlier recipe as a hearty topping for Brown Rice Congee. It’s not quite in season anymore, but if you do happen to spot one when you’re out shopping I hope you scoop it up! (PS. Ballard misses you, One Leaf Farm!)
When roasted, Red Kuri squash becomes so incredibly rich and caramel-y and sweet and smooth. I think taking the time to roast it really develops all those wonderful flavors. Plus, once roasted, you can just scoop the flesh away from the skin easily. No pre-peeling necessary.
Just look at the char on that thing. Oh boy, I’m hungry all over again.
Roast Those Veggies Before Adding to Soup
True, you could probably just peel the darn thing and throw it into a pot of boiling water and make a delicious soup and call it a day. However, I can’t tell you how creamy and decadent and buttery it tasted after the roasting process. (Plus, then you can skip the peeling.) I highly recommend.
Since my Red Kuri squash was a bit on the small side, and I wanted to make a lot of soup (hello, leftovers!), I also roasted a sweet potato and threw that into the mix. Paired with some vibrant spices of curry and ginger, it’s got a really nice kick. Topped with chopped toasted pumpkin seeds, a healthy pinch of sea salt, a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. De-lish. Delish. Delicious.
Kale & Compass 2017!
To be honest I shot this recipe about a month ago (I know, I’m so behind on my posts!) but I wanted to make sure to post it before the end of the year. Checking this puppy off that end-of-year to-do list to-day! Ha.
And don’t you worry, we’ve got so many big and exciting plans for Kale & Compass in the new year. SO MANY. First order(s) of business: post more recipes, take more photos, create more delicious things, have more good and fun outdoor experiences.
I can’t wait! Can you?