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Bliss149 Jan 8, 2012 10:10 AM

Butternut squash virgin here.

I roasted about half a smallish one earlier this week - Thinking of trying to make soup with the rest but concerned I may be a little light on squash.

Could I throw a Rome apple in there to kind of extend it? Maybe grated? I also have some beautiful roasted red pepper but I thought apple would be better. No sweet potatoes in the house.

Also, this recipe calls for red curry paste and I have only green curry paste (purchased on impulse then I didn't know what to do with it). So at least I will finally get to use HALF A TABLESPOON! It's just for us so if it makes the color not as pretty it won't matter that much.

Oh and I don't have an immersion blended either!

Will this all work out okay or should I just try to do something else?

(Reminds me of those reviews on all recipes where they change almost everything about the recipe.)

  1. coll Jan 8, 2012 11:11 AM

    I wouldn't make butternut squash soup without apples, or pears or peaches. Especially curried, I always think fruit. I'm not particular with the spices either, any kind of curry, plus if you have ginger that's nice. Use up your curry, why not? It's a match made in heaven. Half a spoonful sounds light to me.

    Oh and I finally just got an immersion blender that works pretty well, but for the last 40 years I used my Waring blender. Just put a towel over the top before you turn it on and you're good to go.

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      Bliss149 Jan 8, 2012 01:59 PM

      Guys thanks for the help. It came out great.

      That container of maestri green curry though is probably a lifetime supply. It's hot as a Mofo!

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        Chocolatechipkt Jan 8, 2012 05:53 PM

        Yay, glad it turned out well!

    2. chefj Jan 8, 2012 11:07 AM

      If you decide to go with the curry paste(I am assuming it is Thai) Coconut milk would do a lot to make up for the lack of Squash and lend richness to you soup.

      1. Chocolatechipkt Jan 8, 2012 10:16 AM

        Yes, to all of the above. It's super flexible, yk? I don't follow a specific recipe but kind of go with what I have on hand. I usually add in an apple and carrots, and I don't always use curry paste (or powder etc) ... but I don't think the green will make a huge difference (and I wouldn't care about the color, but that's just me ...)

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          Bliss149 Jan 8, 2012 10:24 AM

          Carrots! Didn't think about those!

          Thanks, guys!

        2. jenscats5 Jan 8, 2012 10:14 AM

          I have seen recipes for b'nut squash soup using apple, tho I did not make it recently that way myself. I think the sweet with the spicy would be good!

          I don't have an immersion blender either - I used my masher.

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