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But not just any soup—today I’m sharing with you a really unique flavor pallet that weaves together a range of flavors, spices, and textures. Meet the Spicy Red Kuri Squash Soup, a mouthwatering fusion of Korean and autumn tastes. The ingredients might not be familiar to you now but I promise the flavor will be something that tastes familiar and comforting; which is exactly what we all want at this time of year!
Beyond its flavor, the beauty of this soup lies in its simplicity—all the primary ingredients are roasted together on a single sheet pan. This not only eases the cooking process but also brings out the most intricate flavors from each element. So put on your coziest sweater, and let’s warm up with this roasted soup!
To Serve Ingredients
Red kuri squash is a culinary gem in the squash family. Not only is it incredibly rich in flavor, but it’s also creamy and less fibrous than other squash varieties. The skin is thin enough to consume, which means less work and more flavor. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time. Roasting this delicious squash really takes things to another level. I LOVE roasting. The flavors of the red kuri squash, red peppers, roma tomatoes, and garlic really are amplified by the oven and it’s a really wonderful way to experience all of their individual flavors. The caramelization process enhances the sweetness of the squash and tomatoes, creating a layered taste experience!
Gochujang is more than just a chili paste. It’s a balance of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors that can instantly elevate any dish. Here, it works in perfect harmony with our roasted vegetables to bring a touch of Korea into our soup.
This soup works great as a main course or a side dish. The creamy, spicy profile makes it an ideal partner for a slice of rustic bread or a side of quinoa. Add a dollop of unsweetened coconut yogurt for an extra layer of complexity.
This soup is also excellent for meal prep. It freezes well and can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month. Just thaw and reheat, and you have a comforting meal ready to go.
And there you have it—a Spicy Red Kuri Squash Soup that defies the ordinary and elevates your meal to an extraordinary experience. Every spoonful is a journey through flavors that range from the sweet creaminess of the Red Kuri squash to the depth and complexity that the gochujang offers. Not only does it warm your belly, but it also lights up your taste buds in a way that few dishes can. We’ve ventured beyond the traditional boundaries of soup and embraced a recipe that’s both simple to make and deeply satisfying to eat.
If you’ve been seeking a fresh take on a timeless comfort dish, look no further. This soup promises to become a staple in your autumn repertoire, a treat that you’ll look forward to year after year.
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