Winter Squash Soup / Sopa de Zapallo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:21

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 fresh yellow aji pepper (chili), seeded and deveined, finely chopped
Water, the necessary amount
2 lb winter squash (acorn, buttercup, butternut or similar) seeded, chopped
1 lb potatoes, peeled and diced
½ cup fresh fava beans
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 oz fresh cheese, diced
Spearmint sprig (optional)
2 tablespoons oil


Heat oil and add onion, aji and garlic and cook until the onion is tender. Add in the winter squash and the spearmint sprig and pour water to cover. Bring to a boil and when the squash is halfway cooked add the diced potato and the fava beans. Continue boiling until potato is cooked. If necessary add more water. Remove the spearmint sprig if used.

Before serving, heat and add the egg whipping with a beater until cooked and add diced cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

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