Nick Wisman

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Expert in specialized/trending diets such as Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, heart-healthy, all organic, etc.

Butternut Squash Bisque

PREMIUM

A nourishing thick, creamy, and rich butternut squash soup. With a hint of tang for balance, this soup presents well. Serve and impress with the novel maple and pumpkin seed brittle and a dollop of sour cream. Ahh, now it's on a new level! Note: The soup base is so versatile that it will also get you started with ideas for several different soups in the future.

CUISINES: American
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 1 hr 10 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 【Butternut Squash Bisque】
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • ½ half Red onion
  • ½ tsp Ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder
  • 3 sprigs Thyme
  • 4 cups Chicken stock, low sodium
  • 4 lb. Butternut squash
  • 2 tsp Salt, divided
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup Half & Half
  • 1 tbsp Lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup Sour cream
  • 【For The Pumpkin Seeds】
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup Maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 【Sandwich】
  • 4 slices Sourdough Bread
  • 4 tbsp Whole Egg Mayonnaise
  • 6 slices Cheese
DIRECTIONS:
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In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium. Add onion, salt, pepper, garlic, cinnamon, cayenne, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally until onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
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Add broth, squash, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, add half-and-half, and cook until squash is tender about 20 minutes.
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In a large bowl, whisk oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt until combined.
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Toss pumpkin seeds to coat.
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Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
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In 350°F/180°C oven, roast seeds 15-20 minutes until maple reduced and nuts brown, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove and cool completely to harden.
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Add Half & Half to the soup.
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Lay-out the slices of bread, coating slices with mayonnaise.
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Heat a heavy-bottomed saute pan on medium heat until lightly smoking. Place the sandwiches, mayo-side down on the skillet. Lay the slices of cheese on the remaining bread slices.
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Coat the top slices with remaining mayonnaise. After 2 minutes or when the bottom is golden-brown, flip the sandwich. Cook the other side for additional 2 minutes and remove it from heat.
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Remove herbs from the soup.
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Working in batches, puree in a blender until smooth.
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Stir in lemon juice; season with salt. Serve bisque with sour cream, garnished with cayenne, if desired.
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Enjoy!