Thursday, July 12, 2012

CQ's Mango, Butternut Squash and Onion Soup

CQ shared this oh-so-ono soup with us the other day. The recipe follows in her own words.


1 large ripe Hayden Mango Dice
1 Large Onion Diced
Butternut Squash-Half (roasted with salt-think I gona try canned next time. Too much work)
Chicken Stock (half can..? just to liquify)
Milk (or heavey cream..but I poor so I used milk)
Truffle Oil
Butter or Margarine
Garlic Salt
Cilantro - garnish
Green Onion - garnish
Sour Cream - garnish

Sautee Onions with margarine or butter with a little Garlic Salt until onions become a lightly brown caramel color. Add in and sautee Mangoes (save some for garnish) and roasted Squash. Pour half cup of chicken stock and let simmer till breaks down. Keep adding chicken stock as it reduces. Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle a tiny bit of truffle oil maybe few drops.(Strong flavor). I then blended all ingredients together with a hand held blender. To make creamy..i added about a half cup of milk and blended.

Before serving, I put dollop of sour cream in the middle of bowl, sprinkled cilantro and green onions, and a few cubes of mango on top.

She also made this chicken salad.

..Same as ur Chicken Kelaguen..Cubed Chicken, Salt, green onions, lemon juice..BUT :

Add chopped chestnuts
Chopped walnuts
Honey mustard..(equal parts honey to mustard)
Tarragon mustard ..uh..very little..just for taste.
Green Onions (yes..more. I LUV green onions)


K and S said...

both look and sound so good!

Kalin's Mommy said...

The soup was soooooo gooooood! I love Mango and this was perfect! The chicken spread/dip was good even if it had a little mustard!

:) josefina :) said...

She's too poor to use heavy cream, but she has truffle oil?! LOL :) That soup looks so ono! And the chicken salad too.... mmmmm

jalna said...

Kat, both were sooo ono!

I agree Mich!

Jos,I didn't even read the recipe 'cause got more than 5 ingredients; I just cut and paste. Hahaha. I asked CQ about the oil . . . she said it was a gift :)

Betty Townsend said...

Both of these look so butternut squash!! Hayden mangoes, oh how I miss them...especially my grandma's big tree that got chopped down when an apartment building was built on her sad!! :)

Les said...


jalna said...

I hate it when trees get chopped down, Betty.

Yeeeahhh, Les!

Erick said...

Looks extremely ono!

jalna said...

Is that really you Erick? No sound like you.

Mariko said...

That soup sounds so good. I am definitely going to try it.

jalna said...

It was awesome Mariko!