Recipes
Butternut Squash Bisque
Victoria & Albert's
Grand Floridian Resort and Spa


Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients:

2 tbls Butter

2 tbls Shallots, chopped
1 tbls Garlic, chopped
½ cup Celery, chopped
½ cup Carrots, chopped
½ cup Onions, chopped
8 cups Butternut squash, peeled, chopped
1 pinch Thyme
1 pinch Basil
1 pinch Oregano
1 bay leaf
4 cups Chicken stock

16 ounces Heavy cream

Method:

1. In a 4-quart pot heat butter over medium heat until hot.

2. Add the next 10 ingredients.

3. Sauté for five minutes.

4. Deglaze the pot with the chicken stock.

5. Add the heavy cream.

6. Let soup simmer, uncovered, over low heat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

7. Puree in a blender.

8. Strain the soup through a strainer lined with cheesecloth.

9. Place soup back into a clean 4-quart pot.

10. Return the pot to the stove over low heat.

11. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and serve.