Wednesday 19 January 2011

Roasted Squash Soup with Chorizo

I promise that I have actually been cooking the last week.  I promise promise is just that...well I am so hungry/impatient after working all day that I can't wait to dig in and are forgotten. We've been so good about planning and taking turns cooking dinner (and washing up after) and we've actually had some pretty stellar quick meals.... moroccan fish, minnestrone with tortellini and pesto, veggie curry, creamy mushroom pasta...the list goes no no pictures!

Monday night, after a yummy dinner of chicken with butter beans and chorizo (thank you david) I made a huge pot of roasted squash soup for lunches and Tuesday's dinner (David rushing out to meet friends and me having a tea date after work in the city).  It was simple to make ( I think the recipe came from a Sainsbury's magazine) and reheated really nicely.

The recipe calls for pumpkin or butternut squash, but I used a onion squash.  The flesh is a slightly greener orange (if that is possible) so the soup actually looks a little like baby sick...but tastes amazzzing!
I roasted about 1kg of squash cut up into chunks (skin still on) with about 4 garlic cloves (still in skin) 2 red onions cut into quarters, a couple of sprigs of rosemary and a glug of olive oil.  When everything was soft I scraped the squash out of its skin and into a saucepan with the onions and then squeezed the roasted garlic out of its skin into the mixture.  To that I added about 400ml of veggie stock and whizzed it up till smooth.  I chilled it overnight and when i reheated it I added 250ml of milk.  Yum yum yum.  In the original recipe it says to cook some bacon on the roasting tin with the squash...but that wasn't going to work.  We did, however, have some chorizo in the fridge that needed that got fried up and into the soup it went!! yum yum yum!!!!

Bit of a boring post (sorry)...can't promise anything bigger at the weekend...but you will be happy to hear that I have baked two loaves of bread since Sunday!!! 4 in total!!!! woop woop wooop!!!


  1. Sounds so healthy good. Love that soup bowl; beautiful.

  2. Tasty looking soup Victoria - I get where youre at with the bread, when your on a roll you just keep on baking- 4 loaves is pretty cool! I've left you an award on my blog please don't feel under any pressure to accept it just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog x

  3. Rita...simple, healthy and yummy!!

    Freerangegirl...awwww thanks!!!! xx

  4. love the soup bowl too - soup looks so healthy as well x What an AMAZING couple you are xxx

  5. soup looks fabulous!!! sounds like you've got your fabulous weekly menus set up quite nicely!!!


  6. Cherry...thanks!!