Cheesy butternut squash soup

first_imgLinkedin Email Advertisement Facebook GREAT in winter, but I really think that this is a super dish to have in Spring as the warmth of the flavours and aromas bring a fabulous taste and this is further enhanced by adding the rind from the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese as it cooks. Simply fry the onion, add the butternut squash, stock and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind and cook gently for 20 minutes. Remove the rind and blend the soup until smooth. Then, grill slices of French bread topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and after ladling the soup into warmed bowls, top each one with a piece of French toast. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT YOU NEED150g Parmigiano-Reggiano, with rind25g butter1 large onion, finely chopped1 medium butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and chopped into chunks900ml hot vegetable stock 150ml milksalt and freshly ground black pepper, to season4-6 slices French breadfresh parsley or thyme, chopped to garnishWHAT TO DOKeep the rind from the Parmigiano-Reggiano, cut into chunks, then finely grate the cheese.Melt butter in a large saucepan, gently fry onion for about three minutes, until softened, but not browned. Add butternut squash, vegetable stock and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind. Heat until mixture is just simmering, then turn heat to low and cook gently for about 20 minutes, partially covered, until vegetables are soft and tender.Remove rind from saucepan, transfer soup to blender or food processor and add most of the grated cheese, reserving about 25g for garnishing. Blend soup for 15-20 seconds, until completely smooth. Return it to saucepan and add milk. Stir thoroughly and reheat until piping hot. Taste and adjust seasoning.Meanwhile, toast slices of French bread, sprinkle remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano on top and grill until melted. Ladle soup into warmed bowls, then top each portion with one piece of French toast. Sprinkle with fresh parsley or thyme and a little extra ground black pepper, then serve.You’ll need roughly 500g of butternut squash when peeled and deseeded. If you have any left over, simply roast it until tender to serve as a vegetable with another meal. To store the soup, cool it quickly, then refrigerate for up to three days, or freeze for up to three months. WhatsAppcenter_img NewsCheesy butternut squash soupBy admin – March 24, 2011 641 Twitter Print Previous articleDK’s bibles – new cook booksNext articleThe Lincoln Lawyer – film review adminlast_img read more

Willie Nelson Announces New Studio Album ‘Ride Me Back Home’, Shares Title Track [Listen]

first_imgThree days shy of his 86th birthday, country music icon Willie Nelson has announced his forthcoming studio album, Ride Me Back Home, due out on June 21st via Legacy Records.Produced by longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, Ride Me Back Home is a continuation of a trilogy that began in 2017 with God’s Problem Child and was followed in 2018 with Last Man Standing. Willie’s latest album features a selection of tunes he wrote with Cannon, as well as covers of Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are”, Guy Clark’s “Immigrant Eyes” and “My Favorite Picture Of You”, Mac Davis’ “It’s Hard To Be Humble”, Buzz Rabin’s “Maybe I Should Have Been Listening” and more. Willie also recruited his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson to assist on the cover of “It’s Hard To Be Humble”.Along with the album announcement, Willie has shared the title track “Ride Me Back Home”. Co-written by Sonny Throckmorton, “Ride Me Back Home” is an emotional testament to horses and the adversities they face throughout their lives. The subject is an especially important one for Willie, who has rescued over 60 horses and brought them back to his Luck Ranch outside of Austin, TX.Listen to “Ride Me Back Home” below:Willie Nelson – “Ride Me Back Home”[Audio: WillieNelson]Fans can head here to pre-order Willie Nelson’s forthcoming Ride Me Back Home release. For a full list of his upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Willie Nelson’s website.Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home Tracklist:“Ride Me Back Home”“Come On Time”“My Favorite Picture of You”“Seven Year Itch”“Immigrant Eyes”“Stay Away From Lonely Places”“Just the Way You Are”“One More Song to Write”“Nobody’s Listening”“It’s Hard to Be Humble” (with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson)“Maybe I Should’ve Been Listening”View Tracklistlast_img read more