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Seriously Simple: Butternut squash soup is cozy comfort on a chilly night

By Diane Rossen Worthington, Tribune Content Agency on

3. To serve, ladle the soup into heated bowls, swirl in a tablespoon of chipotle cream and garnish with chopped chives. Serve immediately.

Chipotle Garlic Puree

Makes about 1/4 cup

TIP: Keep this spicy, smoky flavor enhancer in the refrigerator. Add it to dressings, sauces or anything you want to have an undertone of smoky heat.

6 garlic cloves

1 can chipotle en adobo

1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade process the garlic until it is minced. Add the chilies and process until totally pureed. Place in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to one month.

Chipotle Garlic Cream

1 teaspoon chipotle garlic puree (see previous recipe)

1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream

Salt

1. Combine the chipotle puree with creme fraiche in a small bowl and mix to combine. Add salt, and taste for seasoning.

(Diane Rossen Worthington is an authority on new American cooking. She is the author of 18 cookbooks, including "Seriously Simple Parties," and a James Beard Award-winning radio show host. You can contact her at www.seriouslysimple.com.)


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