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Cocount Curry Butternut Squash Soup

November 16, 2010

I’ve been living without a kitchen for about 3 weeks now.  I’ve also had no internet, television, or radio signal.  Just spending a little quality time with myself during the process of moving onto a horse farm that the Omnivore and I have recently purchased is what I tell myself when I’m feeling particularly positive about the entire experience.  Don’t talk to me when I’m not feeling positive about this stint in my life 🙂

Being the cook that I am, I was naturally very excited when my mom took me in for a weekend at her house.  What complicates matters is that I don’t have a car, and I’m “camping” in the middle of nowhere, so hitchin’ a ride to a city is a big deal (and by city, I mean a town with one stop light).  Hitchin’ a ride to the city and staying the night in a house with a kitchen and the internet is even better! 

I was so excited to leave my dwelling and shack up with my mom, until I remembered that she lives different sort of  “camping” lifestyle.  While she has the internet and a reliable NPR radio signal, she lacks television (okay by me) and heat.  HEAT!  Naturally, when you’re cold and need to warm the house, you make soup in the kitchen.

We decided to test drive this recipe for Thanksgiving and we were more than impressed.  It is warm and creamy and perfect for any occasion.  We each had two heaping bowls.

Creamy Curry Butternut Soup (adapted from KathEats)
1 butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and chopped into cubes
2 (15 oz) cans vegetable broth
1 can lite coconut milk
1 can hot water
1 15 oz can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
2 celeries, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp yellow curry powder
1/2 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

Dice onion, carrot, and celery into small pieces.  In a large soup pot, saute these vegetables in a little bit of cooking spray until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add minced garlic and cook about 2-3 minutes.  Add butternut squash, curry powder, garam masala, salt, and pepper to the pot.  Cook 2 minutes.  Pour in beans and the remaining ingredients (stock, water, coconut milk).  Bring to a gentle simmer and cook 30 minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.  Transfer soup to a blender or soup processor and process until smooth.  Return to the stove and heat again before serving.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2010 12:09 pm

    Yummy! I cannot wait to try this as I’ve recently realized that I beginning to acquire a taste for yellow curry. Thanks for sharing!

  2. November 16, 2010 12:16 pm

    congrats for internet! I don’t know if I would be able to live without it.
    This looks great. I sent it off to the hubby since he loves coconut and curry.

  3. November 16, 2010 12:34 pm

    This looks awesome – I’m trying an African Coconut Curry Soup Wednesday night that includes roasted butternut squash and I’m so excited about it! I’m super impressed by your ability to go without internet for so long – especially with a blog!

    • brannyboilsover permalink*
      November 16, 2010 1:15 pm

      Yours sounds great, Jen. I’m guessing it has peanut butter in it? Yum!

  4. November 16, 2010 12:55 pm

    Branny, those dishes are a perfect compliment to the soup! I’ve only made one butternut squash soup recipe, and it was so-so – clearly it’s time to try a new more interesting recipe, like this one!

    • brannyboilsover permalink*
      November 16, 2010 1:14 pm

      Bridget, the dishes are older than your age and mine combined. My mother insisted the soup be photographed in them, and I agree, they are perfect. Finally, a decent picture of soup (formerly so difficult for me).

    • November 17, 2010 9:25 am

      I was thinking the same thing, what awesome dishes!

  5. sherrilee permalink
    November 16, 2010 12:56 pm

    This sounds soooo good! Will be adding it to my list!

  6. November 17, 2010 9:27 am

    I can understand no TV or internet, but no radio signal?!?! That’s pretty far out there!

    I hope your transition period is going well. I can’t wait to try this soup!

    • November 17, 2010 11:16 am

      It is not the location as much as it is the metal sided barn I’m living in that blocks the radio signal!

  7. November 20, 2010 3:49 pm

    There must be something in the air – I just made butternut squash soup last night! This version sounds delicious, and I can see how it would warm you up!

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