Algonquin Hotel Roasted Banana Squash Soup

Algonquin Hotel Roasted Banana Squash Soup
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Recipe for Roasted Banana Squash Soup with Apples and Ginger. No, this recipe doesn't contain roasted bananas, but rather roasted banana squash -- a delicious winter squash.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana squash (1-1 1/2 pounds), diced
  • 1 whole apple (any type but macintosh)
  • 1 ounce fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • 1/2 finely chopped white onion
  • 4 ounces heavy cream
  • 2 ounces butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For Garnish:
  • 3 ounces sour cream
  • chopped fresh basil and parsley

Directions

  1. Sauté onion, apple and banana squash in butter. Season with salt and pepper, add ginger and sauté for a few minutes until tender. Add stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 45 minutes. Add cream and pureé entire mixture. Pass through a strainer, then bring back to a boil. Serve with sour cream and fresh herbs as a garnish.