Start with a standard butternut squash. Wash the outside and cut in half, lengthwise. Discard the seeds and pulp and lay face-down on a lightly buttered baking dish.
Place the squash in the oven. The squash should take approximately one hour at 350 degrees to bake. Your fork should easily pierce the squash, similar to a potato.
When the squash has cooked 40 minutes, combine the following in a large pot: 4 tablespoons melted butter; 1 onion; 2 cloves garlic
Add 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock and 1 tablespoon of yellow or hot madras curry powder and simmer until squash has finished cooking. For more spiciness, add 2 tablespoons of curry powder.
When your squash is ready, take out of oven and scrape with a spoon into pot with onion and stock. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After simmering, add 1 to 1 1/2 cups half and half. You can use more milk as a healthier substitute, but the lower fat content in milk will give the soup a watery texture.
Next, blend the soup to a bisque consistency, a smooth texture. A large food processor was used, but a blender will work as well.
The soup is ready to enjoy! Serve in large bowls and garnish with fresh Parmesan cheese. You can also garnish with a sprig of mint. Mint and curry are delectable complements.
Serve with a few crackers, perfect for dipping!
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