Butternut Squash, Leek & Garlic Soup
BUTTERNUT SQUASH, LEEK AND GARLIC SOUP
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time approx. 50 mins
1 butternut squash, peeled with the seeds removed and cut into chunks
2 large cloves garlic, unpeeled
4 leeks, trimmed and chopped
2 pints/1.14l vegetable stock
AND THIS IS WHAT YOU DO…
Preheat the oven to 180c/Fan 170c/Gas Mark 4.
Place the butternut squash on a baking sheet with the garlic, drizzle with the olive oil and bake for 30 minutes or until soft.
Meanwhile, sweat the leeks in a large saucepan, in a very small quantity of oil, until soft.
Peel the garlic and add to the leeks with the butternut squash. Add the stock, season and bring slowly up to the boil.Simmer for 5 minutes.
Liquidise the soup, this may have to be done in several batches – until smooth and strain into the rinsed out saucepan.
Reheat and adjust the seasoning according to taste.