Photo credit: www.gatheringtogetherfarm.com
We arrived at the farm just in time for lunch, and we were in for a treat. Their menu changes every week or two, depending on what produce is in season (and how creative the chef is feeling, I'm told). My husband and the kids shared a small pizza baked in their outdoor wood oven, and I enjoyed their Spinach-squash Soup.
The soup was fantastic - creamy and squashy, but with a green color and flavor that revealed the presence of spinach. As I ate it, I wished I had a nice enough blender that could puree spinach that smoothly. And then I decided, what the heck?! I'll try it anyway!
Just to make this perfectly clear, this is NOT the Gathering Together Farms recipe for Spinach-squash soup (I don't want to make their chef, JC, look bad with my amateur attempts): It is my own attempt to replicate the original glorious deliciousness. But it's pretty darn good (even my soup-hating husband liked it!).
1-2 Tbsp. Butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c. frozen spinach, defrosted (or 1 1/2 c. fresh spinach)
2 c. butternut squash chunks, cooked
2 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. cream
In medium skillet, melt butter and saute onion until softened. Add garlic and saute additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. In blender, combine onions, garlic, spinach, squash chunks, and enough chicken broth to cover solid ingredients. Blend until smooth. Return blended mixture to pan. Add remaining ingredients and heat to serving temperature (if cream is raw, add it separately once soup had cooled somewhat).
What is your favorite recipe for winter squash? Do you prefer to combine it with savory flavors, or sweet?
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