Butternut, black garlic and sweet potato soup with sage and onion croutes

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Butternut, black garlic and sweet potato soup with sage and onion croutes
Butternut, black garlic and sweet potato soup with sage and onion croutes
Black garlic
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:554
Ready in:1 hour
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:40 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:22nd January 2013
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Another way of cooking squash, this one with black garlic.


For the soup


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Ingredients

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For the croutes

Mise en place

  • Heat the oven to 180C 350F Gas Mark 4

Method

  1. Place the butternut squash wedges in an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place in the oven for 20 minutes or until the butternut is soft and slightly caramelised.
  4. Meanwhile, put the vegetable stock into a large pan and bring to the boil.
  5. Add the sweet potatoes and 1 teaspoon of dried sage.
  6. Simmer until the potatoes are soft.
  7. Fry the onion and the sliced black garlic very gently in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until the onions are soft but not coloured.
  8. Scoop the flesh from the butternut skin and place the flesh into the frying pan. Mix together.
  9. Add the cider or wine and quickly bring to the boil then reduce the cider or wine by half.
  10. Add the butternut and onion mixture to the large pan and stir together.
  11. Liquidise the soup.
  12. Season to taste with salt and black pepper
  13. Gently heat the soup.

To make the croutes

  1. Slice the baguette into 1 cm slices.
  2. Toast gently on one side until slightly brown.
  3. Rub over a little black garlic.
  4. Remove from the grill and put to one side.
  5. Fry the onion in a tablespoon of olive oil.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and add 1 teaspoon of dried sage, the grated apple and the grated cheese. Mix together.
  7. Place on top of the un-toasted side of the baguette.
  8. Return to the grill until bubbly and golden brown.

To serve

  1. Ladle the soup into the soup dishes.
  2. Place one croute on top of each bowl of soup.
  3. Serve immediately with the rest of the croutes on the side.

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This recipe originated from the recipe section of Black Garlic and is by Angie Redgate

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