Portuguese-style Butternut Squash Soup

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Original Recipe by: Twelve Months of Monastery Soups. p. 51



  1. Pour the olive oil into a large soup pot and saute the onions and garlic over low heat for 3-5 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pot and let the onion-garlic mixture steam for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the squash, potato and carrot and stir the mixture well. Pour in the stock and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Add the seasoning and parsley, stir well, cover the pot , and continue simmering for another 15 minutes.
  4. Blend one third of the soup at a time in a blender or food processor and return it to the original, but clean, pot. Reheat the soup over low heat, but do not let it come to a boil.
  5. Serve hot and sprinkle fresh thyme leaves on top of each serving as garnish.