Lindsay's Winter Squash Curry Coconut Soup
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SOUP OF THE EVENING
Waiting in a hot tureen
Who for such dainties would not stoop.
Soup of the evening
Soup of the evening,
Lewis Carroll -- "Alice
Manager Lindsay's quick and easy solution to the cold and rainy weather blues.
The rich color of this flavorful, fragrant soup is augmented by the ruby-red
pomegranate seeds and fresh green cilantro garnish. Makes a satisfying lunch or
perfect first course for dinner. Great for potlucks too.
2 large leeks, each 1 1/2 inches in diameter, long white shank portions only
3 tablespoons canola or other mild cooking oil
1 tablespoon good-quality curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cups cooked hard-shelled winter squash, seeds and skins removed, flesh
1 13 1/2-ounce can light¯ coconut milk
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, divided into1-cup portions
Seeds from one large pomegranate and cilantro
Cut the leeks in half lengthwise. Wash all the layers very well to remove grit,
then thinly slice.
Heat the oil in a large heavy soup pot. Add the sliced leeks and saute' over
medium heat for 5 or 6 minutes until they are well caramelized and beginning to
brown. Stir in curry powder, ground cayenne and salt and saute' slowly for
another minute or two. Add the cooked squash and entire can of coconut milk and
mix in well. Add the chicken stock slowly and then add 1 cup of fresh cilantro.
Mix thoroughly to smoothly combine ingredients. Bring to a boil, then
immediately reduce to simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Taste and add more salt if desired. If the soup seems too thick, add a little
more chicken stock. Serve piping hot in large individual soup bowls.
Sprinkle the top of each serving with the additional cup of cilantro and the
Serves 6 to 8
If you prefer a smoother texture, blend in a food processor or blender before
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