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Butternut Squash Soup with Pluck

Cook Time: 45 min
Servings 4

This smooth, warming soup is perfect for cold nights and winter holidays. Butternut squash is naturally sweet so balancing it with the savory goodness of crispy shallots not only gives it a shot of flavor but also crispy texture.

  • 1 Butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee + 1 teaspoon for shallots
  • 1 Yellow Onion, sliced
  • 2-3 Stock or broth (your choice of vegetable or chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons Pluck seasoning
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 Shallots, sliced
  • Pomegranate seeds, as garnish (optional)
  • Pomegranate glaze or juice reduction, as garnish (optional)
  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place butternut squash directly on the rack while preheating. Allow butternut squash to bake whole until soft, about 20 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    While butternut squash is baking, saute sliced onion in a pan with the ghee until soft and translucent but not browned. About 5 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Remove squash and allow to cool until easy to touch. Remove peel and seeds. Place the squash, onions and ghee from the pan into a blender. Add 1 tablespoon Pluck, and 2 cups of stock. Blend until smooth. If too thick, add more broth until you get the desired consistency.

  4. Step 4

    In a small pan, add 1 teaspoon ghee and shallots. Toss well until browned throughout. Be mindful that it doesn’t burn.

  5. Step 5

    Heat soup in pot prior to serving if it has cooled too much. Add salt and lemon juice to taste. Garnish with Pluck, shallots, pomegranate seeds and pomegranate glaze.

    Note: Look to buy pomegranate glaze already pre-made or simply place pomegranate juice in a small pot and reduce on high heat until it is more like a syrup. This takes about 8 minutes.