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Recipes from Chef Arvin Dhansew

Last updated 4 years ago

From Relish' kitchen to your kitchen, Executive Chef Arvin Dhansew shares an exciting autumn soup recipe to keep you warm!
Curry Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger and Lemongrass
Makes 8 servings
What you'll need
2 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 Tbl curry powder
2 stalks of lemon grass cut into 2 in sticks and pounded
4 oz of fresh ginger sliced 
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 med onion diced
1 med carrot diced
2 Tbl whole coriander
4 sprigs of cilantro 
3 cloves of garlic sliced
6 Tbl of olive oil 
1 gallon of water or as much needed just to cover the top of vegetables
What you'll need to do 
  • In a large pre heated pot add olive oil 
  • Add all vegetables and spices except squash and cook for 5-10 mins
  • Browning of the vegetables will extract flavor and will make the soup taste that much better 
  • Add squash chunks and continue to cook for and additional 5 mins, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
  • Add enough water to cover vegetables at 3 inches
  • Bring soup to a boil and reduce to a simmer
  • Simmer soup for 45mins or until all vegetables are tender
  • In a blender slowly add soup and blend (Make sure that blender is on low prior to turning it on, adjust speed as necessary.  Make sure that the blender is not sealed whilst blending for this will cause the steam to build up.   
  • Strain blended soup and season with salt and pepper
  • Last, but not least -  cream or butter can be added
Suggested garnishes for this soup are, lobster, crab, toasted brioche, pumpkin seeds roasted butter nut squash, sour cream.


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