|Yummy, warm bowlful of autumn flavors|
This week’s French Friday’s with Dorie challenge is for Béatrix’s Red Kuri Soup. Elana Amsterdam provides a wonderful description of this lesser-known type of squash on her blog, Elana’s Pantry. This soup is simple as far as ingredients go, but it’s bit of a workout to cut & clean the squash. I used a grapefruit spoon with serrated edges to scrape the seeds and pulp out of the center of the squash. Less seasoning, this soup only has 4 ingredients in it! I made it for lunch today and it was rich and satisfying.
As always, Dorie suggests Bonne Idees to accompany her recipes. I made toasts from French Bread and shredded cheese. I floated the smallest pieces on top of the soup and sprinkled the whole thing with Bacon Bits. We both thought the soup needed the extra flavor. We didn’t add apple to the soup, but shared a sliced apple while we ate it. This soup lends itself to all kinds of autumn mix-ins like nuts, bacon, apple, croutons, etc. It’s a good base. We enjoyed it for lunch, but it could easily be served in smaller portions as a starter. We always like trying something different but I didn’t love this as much as Butternut Squash Soup.
|1946 REO Speedwagon for sale in Ojai, California|