Sweet Dumpling and Butternut Squash Soup
You can also use one butternut squash
sweet dumpling squash
Preheat your convection oven at 180 degrees Celsius, or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut the sweet dumpling squash and butternut squash in half. Put them on a sheet pan and drizzle them with three tablespoons of olive oil.
Place the pan in the oven and roast the squash for fifty minutes. Once done, remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool for twenty minutes.
When the squash is cool enough to handle, scrape out the seeds and the stringy parts and place them to the side. Next, remove the rest of the squash from the peel and place them in a bowl.
On medium-low heat, warm a medium sized pot and add the remaining olive oil, shallots and garlic. Allow the garlic and shallots to cook for three minutes, consistently stirring them.
Then, add the water, coconut milk, squash and spices to the pot. Turn the heat down to low and allow it to cook for fifteen minutes.
The soup will be very hot, so allow it to cool for three minutes before blending. Lastly, place the soup in a blender and blend it for one minute.
If you roast the squash ina regular oven at 200 degrees Celcius, or 400 degrees Fahrenheit, it could take only twenty-five to thirty minutes instead of fifty.
If you cannot find a sweet dumpling squash, you can use a regular sugar pumpkin. I have used both and they work fine.