Traditional South African butternut soup is rich and creamy and a feast for eyes and taste buds. Butternut squash is a yellow
type of pumpkin which is available nearly all year round and is used extensively in the South African cuisine.
This soup is definitely one dish that many South Africans will identify as a meal that is deeply associated with their country. There are many cooking recipes for this dish available in books as well as on the net. My recipe is blending the mellow flavors of the butternut and fresh cream with a variety of exotic spices and the fruitiness of apples and oranges.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Resting time: 5 minutes
Total time needed: at least 60 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: easy
Serve as a starter or with some freshly baked bread and salad as a main meal.
South Africans love to braai (barbecue) and enjoy cooking food on an open fire in big cast iron pots called "potjie". Potjikos recipes are slow cooked stews that are part of the casserole / one pot food culture that is popular in many parts of the world.
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