How to Make Early Summer Squash Soup

How to make a tasty summer soup using summer squash, from Chef Brian Wallace at The Broadmoor's Natural Epicurean!

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How to Make Early Summer Squash Soup Recipe
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Mise en Place!

Mise en Place!

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In a blender, add the basil, spinach, garlic, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese.

In a blender, add the basil, spinach, garlic, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese.

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3
Begin adding the grapeseed oil in a slow steady stream. Season to taste

Begin adding the grapeseed oil in a slow steady stream. Season to taste

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Blend until smooth.

Blend until smooth.

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On a char grill or an open flame, blister the peppers until the skin has become bubbled and blackened.

On a char grill or an open flame, blister the peppers until the skin has become bubbled and blackened.

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Place the hot peppers in a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm spot for about twenty minutes. The peppers will “sweat”, and the skin will naturally separate from the flesh.

Place the hot peppers in a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm spot for about twenty minutes. The peppers will “sweat”, and the skin will naturally separate from the flesh.

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Wet your hands and begin to remove the skins from the peppers, along with the stem and seeds.

Wet your hands and begin to remove the skins from the peppers, along with the stem and seeds.

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Cut the peppers into desired shapes.

Cut the peppers into desired shapes.

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In a heavy bottomed pot, heat the ½ C. of Olive Oil until the oil becomes very fluid but is not fuming.

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Add the Onion, Celery, and Garlic, along with a pinch of salt. The salt will draw moisture from the vegetables as they cook gently, allowing them to sweat in their own juices.

Add the Onion, Celery, and Garlic, along with a pinch of salt. The salt will draw moisture from the vegetables as they cook gently, allowing them to sweat in their own juices.

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Vegetables should glisten.

Vegetables should glisten.

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Add the Yellow Summer Squash, along with another pinch of salt, and again, allow to cook until the squash is fully cooked and soft.

Add the Yellow Summer Squash, along with another pinch of salt, and again, allow to cook until the squash is fully cooked and soft.

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Puree the soup in a blender. Only fill the blender half way and make sure there is enough liquid in the blender to puree properly.

Puree the soup in a blender. Only fill the blender half way and make sure there is enough liquid in the blender to puree properly.

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While the soup is pureeing, drizzle olive oil in to make it very smooth, and of course, season to taste with salt and pepper.

While the soup is pureeing, drizzle olive oil in to make it very smooth, and of course, season to taste with salt and pepper.

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The soup may be poured after pureeing.

The soup may be poured after pureeing.

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Garnish with peppers, pesto, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with peppers, pesto, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

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Grab a spoon and ENJOY your bowl of Spring!

Grab a spoon and ENJOY your bowl of Spring!

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