Butternut squash soup from Canoe is garnished with sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis
Photo: Henri Hollis

Ginger, coconut milk take soup from basic to brilliant

From the menu of … Canoe, 4199 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 770-432-2663, www.canoeatl.com

Could you please try to obtain Canoe’s recipe for butternut squash soup? It is delicious. Thank you. — Cheryl Etheridge, Dunwoody

Canoe’s executive chef Matthew Basford sent us the restaurant’s Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. Ginger and coconut milk take it from basic to brilliant.

He garnishes the soup with Minted Lime Cream and sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds.

Canoe’s Curried Butternut Squash Soup

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 small onion, diced

2 tablespoons peeled and chopped ginger

2 garlic cloves

8 cups roughly cut peeled and seeded butternut squash

4 cups chicken stock, or as needed

1 cup coconut milk

Salt and pepper

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, ginger and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add squash and chicken stock. Vegetables should be covered by an inch of liquid, so use more or less stock as needed. Simmer 20 minutes or until squash is tender. Add coconut milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Using an immersion blender, puree soup. Taste for seasoning. If too thick, add additional chicken stock. Makes: 8 cups

Per half cup: 80 calories (percent of calories from fat, 47), 1 gram protein, 10 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 4 grams fat (4 grams saturated), 2 milligrams cholesterol, 542 milligrams sodium.

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