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Alder Wood-Smoked Acorn Squash Soup

Alder Wood-Smoked Acorn Squash Soup

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    2 h
  • Ready In

    2 h 30 m
The Kilted Hare

The Kilted Hare

This is a very Pacific NW-American soup that once made, tastes better after a few days in the fridge. Make a lot because the smoking time is an hour to two. This recipe can be cut in half if need be.

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  • Calories:
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 48.7 g
  • 75%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 698 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Prepare charcoal for smoking: Light and wait for the gray ash to cover at least 90 percent of the coals. Place the split wood on the coals and wait about 10 minutes before reducing the air flow to make it burn slower.
  2. Arrange the squash halves cut side down on the grilling surface and close the lid. Slow smoke for 2 hours or less if you prefer them less smoky - as long as they are tender.
  3. Place bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until browned and crisp; remove and drain on paper towels.
  4. Once the squash are smoked, scoop the flesh out of the skins with a large spoon and transfer to a food processor. Process until smooth, adding butter and half of the water. Transfer to a soup pot and stir in the chicken broth and remaining water. Season with cumin, parsley and paprika; simmer over low heat for 40 minutes.
  5. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with a dollop of sour cream, a generous amount of crumbled bacon and cilantro. Dust lightly with cayenne pepper.
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skoepke
24

skoepke

9/22/2006

This soup was amazing. Everyone in the house had second and thirds. I wouldn't tell my son what was in it until his third bowl. He doesn't do veggies. I shortened this process considerabley by cooking in the microwave for 3-4 minutes. Then split them and backed on cedar planks in the oven until soft. (soaked cedar planks) I also add 1 tsp. of liquid smoke to off set the non grilling. Make a double batch it goes fast.

MISSCOOKSALOT
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MISSCOOKSALOT

3/9/2008

Delicious! I didnt make it exactly as the recipe called for but it turned out amazing anyway- I didnt smoke the squash-I baked it in the oven until it was soft and scooped it out after. I used turkey bacon instead (it has a smokey flavour too it) cut the butter and sour cream in half too. I wish I had doubled the recipe as it did not last long!! I topped it off with a few toasted pumpkin seeds and yum yum yum!

raebbie
14

raebbie

9/22/2007

This is a great addition to Thanksgiving. If you have a smoker the acorn squash can be cooked for a few hours at the same time as the turkey, which gives it exceptional flavor. A keeper for sure!

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