Monday, December 20, 2010

butternut squash soup with jumbo lump crab meat

2 pound butternut squash (halved lengthwise)
1 tbsp. honey
1 1/2 cup dashi broth
3/4 cup creme fraiche
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 small onion (finely diced)
1 roasted garlic clove (chopped)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. thyme
1 pound jumbo lump crab meat
heavy cream
chives (finely diced)

preheat oven to 400F degrees, in a buttered baking dish and place squash face up and bake for 1 hour or until soft. peel squash and place in blender with honey, dashi broth, creme fraiche, cinnamon, chopped onion, roasted garlic, thyme, salt, and blend until creamy. transfer to saucepan and heat over a medium to low heat. place a few pieces of jumbo lump crab meat into each bowl, and ladle the soup over the crab meat. garnish with a dash of heavy cream, a piece of jumbo lump crab meat, and chives.

enjoy :)



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