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Butternut soup

Butternut soup

Butternut soup

Recipe by: Chef Zanele

1kg butternut, peeled
15ml Margarine
2 medium onions, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1-litre water
1 cube vegetable stock
250ml cream
5ml cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper
Croutons, cream and chives for garnishing

In a large pot, melt the margarine and fry the onions, garlic and cayenne pepper until soft. Add the butternut, water and vegetable stock cube and bring to the boil. Allow to simmer for about 30 minutes or until the butternut is soft.
Remove from the heat and blend with a stick blender until smooth.
Stir in the cream and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with cream, croutons and chives.

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