Thursday, April 5, 2012

Butternut Squash Soup

This post is for my brother-in-law, Ron. He said I should post recipes other than just desserts. I had to defend yesterdays smoothie recipe as a meal replacement that tastes good enough to be a dessert. He was agreeable with that.
I made grilled tilapia and butternut squash soup for dinner tonight so I thought I would share my recipe since it was SO delicious.
I have been wondering how I could use the creamed coconut that has been taking up space in my cabinet.   Why, in the butternut squash soup OF COURSE!
Remember the measurements are all forgiving.

Butternut Squash Soup

2 lb peeled, seeded & cubed butternut squash (I bought mine at Costco already prepared to cook)
1 ts sea salt
enough water to just cover the squash

Prepare the squash by cooking on the stove in boiling water until soft

Once the squash is soft scoop the hot squash into the blender with enough water to blend.
Add one packet(2 oz) creamed coconut, salt, pepper, garlic powder and Old Bay Seasoning to taste.
Add enough hot water to make the soup the desired consistency.

Creamed Coconut

Be careful opening the blender lid as it is very hot and the steam can burn you.
Pour soup from the blender in to your serving bowls.

Be careful soup is very hot and the
steam from the blender can burn you

If you have time to make a meal that is from a box then you have time to make a nutritious delicious meal out of real food. Proof is in the butternut squash soup. Leftovers tomorrow for lunch. YUMMO!!

What did you have for dinner tonight?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I love that soup!


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