Butternut Squash Chowder with Pears and Ginger
You can never have too many soup recipes, so give Butternut Squash Chowder with Pears and Ginger a try. This recipe makes 6 servings with 269 calories, 3g of protein, and 12g of fat each. This recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up baking potato, bosc pears, carrot, and a few other things to make it today.
Place the pears in a bowl with the lemon juice, cover with water, and set aside.
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over high heat until lightly smoking.
Add the onion, celery, and carrot, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute longer, stirring constantly.
Add the white wine and reduce the liquid until the pan is almost dry, about 3 minutes.
Drain half of the pears, reserving the other half in the lemon water for garnish.
Add the drained pears to the pan with the squash, potato, and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
Transfer half of the soup in batches to a blender and puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve back into the saucepan with the unpureed mixture.
Add the orange juice, lemon juice, cream, salt, and the reserved pears and gently warm the chowder through (do not boil). The chowder can be made 1 day ahead.
Southwestern Vegetarian by Stephan Pyles Clarkson N. Potter