If I wasn’t a blogger, I would eat curry more often. I love all kinds of curry. One of my favorite dishes to make is Green Curry with Tofu and Vegetables. Whenever I eat at a Thai restaurant, I always get curry. Just talking about it makes me want to sneak curry into more of my recipes. Speaking of sneaking curry in, one appetizer that I snuck curry into where you would never expect it is in Curry Stuffed Jalapeños. I used a combination of ingredients that may just surprise you.
For this Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup, I used a Thai red curry paste, which I think goes quite nicely with butternut squash. I was recently gifted with PB2, so I used that in this recipe. I am not sure how I feel about these powered peanut butter products that take the fat out of a product. I love that it is less calories, but fat in the right amount is a good thing. It makes you feel satiated. There are good and bad kinds of fat, and a small amount from peanut butter is not a bad thing. I prefer foods in their whole form. Like I said, I was given PB2 as a gift, so I will use it. Feel free to use regular peanut butter.
Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup
- 1/2 large butternut squash (4 cups, chopped)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil + more for drizzling on squash
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger
- 15 oz. can coconut milk (full fat)
- 4 oz. Thai red curry paste
- 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons PB2 or peanut butter
- cilantro and chopped peanuts for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400ᵒ.
- Slice butternut squash in half. Remove seeds and stringy bits. Put one squash half on a baking sheet flesh side up. Drizzle olive oil on top. Roast at 400° for 40 minutes, or until fork-tender. After squash cools, peel skin off.
- Heat tablespoon of olive oil in pan. Add chopped onion. Cook until translucent. Add garlic and ginger, and cook a minute longer.
- Add coconut milk, curry paste, vegetable broth, and peanut butter and cook about 10 minutes so flavors meld together.
- In a food processor, combine butternut squash and curry broth mixture, and mix until smooth. You will need to work in batches.
- Return soup to the stove to heat.
Wondering what to do with the other squash half? You could make Butternut Squash Fries with Curry Mayo or…