Pumpkin Chile Vichyssoise
This is a good base recipe and actually comes out pretty decently with reworking (the main reason I'm giving it 4 stars). I combined some of the other reviewers' suggestions for my version. Roasted 1 acorn squash (400 degrees for 45 minutes). Didn't have chiles and skipped #2 (original recipe). Also didn't have leeks and used spring onions instead.
Caramelized 1 red and 2 spring onions for about 10-15 minutes and removed. De-glazed pan with sherry. Simmered 1.5 cups of chicken broth and added: baked squash, caramelized onion, 1 tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf, fresh ground pepper, and pinches of: sage, paprika and smoked paprika (or garam masala). Bring to a low boil. Remove bay leaf, puree in blender. Return to pot, add buttermilk and mix well. Serve with sprinkle of cinnamon.
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Dec. 1, 2012