How to Prepare Roast Butternut Coconut Soup


Roast Butternut Coconut Soup

Here is a tasty creamy butternut coconut soup that will leave your taste buds excited. Hope you get to try the soup out at home.

SEE: Benefits of adding soup to the diet

⏩When you want to peel a butternut first clean and cut both ends to be able to make it sit when peeling it.
⏩Cut into two so that you have two pieces.
⏩With a sharp knife, start peeling along the curves of the butternut. You can also use a vegetable peeler.
⏩Take care not to take too much flesh off the butternut. Apply the cutting motion(move your knife back and forth) not just press the knife downwards when peeling
⏩When done, you want to avoid the whitish or green streaks like above as they tend to be hard and take time to cook. Trim them off.
⏩Nice and ready. If you use a peeler to peel your butternut, You will be left with a lot of the green and white hard parts of the butternut. If you prefer the peeler, then peel it til it looks like the picture.
⏩Repeat the same on another piece while trying to cut along the curves of the butternut.
⏩Cut the bottom part into 2 to reveal the seeds.
⏩Using a spoon and a little muscle, scrape off the seeds and 'strings' Nice and clean.
⏩Dice the butternut to desired size ready for cooking.
⏩In a roasting pan, season the diced up butternut and add little oil.
⏩Into the hot oven, it goes at the highest heat you can set your oven. It should take about 30 minutes in the oven.
⏩After about 15 minutes, stir the butternut around to ensure all sides start to brown.
⏩If your oven, like mine, was not hot enough you could transfer the butternut to a hot pan and finish it there as you need to have blackened pieces to get that roast flavor.
⏩The pan should just have very little oil to prevent the butternut from sticking.
⏩If you DON'T' HAVE AN OVEN, you can cook the butternut in the pan over medium heat while covered then increase the heat to high to get the butternut brown.
⏩Roast Butternut. Whether you use a pan or oven, the idea is to have you butternut looking like this.
⏩Set it aside for use shortly.
⏩Meanwhile, have your onion, ginger, and garlic sliced and ready. Add more ginger or garlic if you want a ginger/garlic taste.
⏩On a suitable pot, cook the onion, ginger, and garlic until soft with minimal oil/butter. This should take about 2 minutes
⏩Add the browned butternut and give a stir.
⏩Let to cook for about 1 minute.
⏩Add 750 ml of water. Bring to boil and simmer for about 5 minutes while covered. You can add coconut at this stage and if not sure how much is enough, you can always add more later.
⏩Turn off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
⏩Blend until smooth in batches if it can't fit your blender.
⏩Return to the heat and bring to boil, adding some coconut cream/milk to taste.
⏩Give a quick stir, taste and adjust the seasoning.
⏩Garnish with a swirl of cream and coriander leaf or onions.
⏩Also, you can try another serving suggestion since they are quite a number. Enjoy!!

HEALTHY CREAMY ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP HAS MANY HEALTH BENEFITS! HERE’S A FEW:

  • This is an awesome veggie to keep your blood pressure in a check!
  • Loaded with Vitamin A which helps maintain skin and hair!
  • The dietary fiber can boost the immune system and prevent inflammation.
  • Weight loss, who isn’t always looking to keep their weight in check.
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