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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Vegetable Recipe

Curried Florida Squash Bisque

Amount Ingredient
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 pounds yellow squash or zucchini (or a combination), cut into 1-inch rounds
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 cup low-fat half-and-half
  kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in the onion and garlic, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 15 minutes. Add the curry powder and stir over moderate heat for 1 minute. Stir in squash, add vegetable stock and simmer over moderate heat until the squash is soft, about 25 minutes. Puree the soup in batches in a blender or food processor. Pour soup into a clean saucepan and stir in the buttermilk and half-and-half. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and simmer slowly until heated through. Serve in shallow bowls and garnish with the cilantro.

6 servings

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