Indulge in the warmth of our Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Indulge in the warmth of our Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Delight your senses with this velvety Butternut Squash Soup, a warm and comforting dish that pairs seamlessly with the exquisite notes of FOY Chardonnay. This delightful combination is your ticket to a perfect, cozy evening.

- 1 medium-sized butternut squash
- 2 tablespoons butter, olive oil can be used as replacement
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or coconut milk (for a dairy-free option)
- Salt and pepper to taste
● olive oil to drizzle

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop
out the seeds. Place the squash halves on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle
with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until the flesh is tender.
2. Once the squash is cooked, let it cool slightly, then scoop out the flesh and set it aside.
3. In a large pot, heat the butter/olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced
garlic, and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.
4. Add the roasted butternut squash flesh to the pot, along with the vegetable or chicken broth,
cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover
the pot, and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
5. Using an immersion blender or a countertop blender, puree the soup until smooth and
creamy. If using a countertop blender, be sure to blend in batches and be cautious of steam
buildup, this will cause pressure and blender lid might pop off.
6. Return the soup to the pot if necessary, and stir in the heavy cream or coconut milk. Heat
gently until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Don’t be afraid to
season, taste, season to get perfect flavor to your likening
7. Once the soup is heated, serve it hot and garnish with fresh herbs and a drizzle of cream, if you fancy.

Butternut soup is delicious when paired with FOY Chardonnay, as it has all the
characteristics of a traditional Chardonnay. So what does this mean exactly? Sipping on FOY while enjoying your soup will complement each other perfectly. The crisp acidity will cut through the richness of the soup whilst the buttery flavor from the Chardonnay will enhance the flavor from soup creating the perfect balance between rich and creamy. The sweetness from the
butternut will also enhance the more delicate flavors from the wine, all and all creating the perfect pairing for any chilly evening. Cheers!

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