Leek and Butternut Squash Soup - Delia Smith Recipe

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Submitted by claudeleon

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Leek and Butternut squash soup - Delia Smith

4 medium raw Leeks
6 oz Squash, Winter, Butternut
1 large Onions
1 tsp Butter
2 serving Bouillon
10 oz Semi-Skimmed Fresh Milk
1 tbsp chopped Chives
0.5 tbsp chopped Chives

Recipe Directions for Leek and Butternut squash soup - Delia Smith

  1. If you?re using the pristine-looking leeks from the supermarket, don?t be deceived: minute particles of sandy grit can lurk beneath the tightly clustered layers ? so begin by trimming off the roots plus most of the very green part and the tough outer layers.

  2. Then using a small sharp knife, slit the lengthways to about halfway down, then fan the layers out under a cold running tap to wash them. Then finish slicing them lengthways and slice them across into approx. 1 inch (2.5cm) slices.

  3. Next chop the onion (same-size slices) followed by the squash into 1 inch (2.5cm) cubes. Now melt the butter in a large saucepan, add all the vegetables, stir them well and add some salt. Pop a lid on and, keeping the heat low, allow the vegetables to sweat and release some of their juices for 20 minutes.

  4. After that add the stock and the milk and a little freshly milled pepper, then return the lid and, still keeping the heat low let the soup simmer very gently for another 20 minutes. When the time?s up, pour the whole lot into a liquidiser and whiz to a smooth puree (you may have to do this in two batches so have a bowl to hand).

  5. Then return it to the pan, add the chives and re-heat gently without letting it boil ? no more than a simmer.

  6. Serve the soup in warmed bowls with some good bread, also served warm.

Categories

Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 244.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
131
Calories from Fat
22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
508mg
21%
Potassium
339mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
25.3g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
9.2g
Protein
4.4g
Vitamin A 96% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 17% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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