Impressive Squash Soup Recipe

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My impressive squash soup recipe I show you in this post.

Today we serve the soup in the hollowed out part of the butternut squash pulp.

Honestly, I derived this recipe from a very famous and great chef. In the early 2000s, I was able to enjoy a menu several times at the Hilton on the Ringstrasse in Vienna with Werner Matt.

For me, Mr. Matt was one of the most outstanding culinary artists in the Alpine Republic at that time, along with Helmut Österreicher.

Werner Matt served his stunningly fine and successful celery soup with truffles in a hollowed out celery with celery straw.

This is a great variation for special days and I bring this idea to your kitchen today with squash pulp.

We do not have to throw truffles, the soup is inexpensive and an eye-catcher.

As a decoration and for the subtle taste I use sesame furikake from the Sesame Spice Cooking Box.

Now let yourself be seduced and discover a wonderful variant for serving the popular soup.

1. Recipe Squash Soup

Squash Soup

Guidance and translation by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 867
Total Time 60 Min.
Preparation Time 40 Min.
Cook Time 20 Min.

Exciting recipe for squash soup, which we serve in the hollowed squash.

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Pumpkin soup arranged close up
Serve pumpkin soup effectively in pumpkin


2 pc pumkin (Butternut Squash)
25 g butter
600 ml vegatable broth
100 ml dry white wine
200 ml Cream (Or Soja Cream)
primal salt
black ground pepper
grated nutmeg
Cayenne pepper (or Chili flakes)
60 g butter
2 TL Sesam Furikake


butternut squash
You can recognize butternut squash by its elongated and bulbous shape.

Provide squash

Prepare the pumpkin in the kitchen. To serve two portions you need two pieces of butternut squash.

Butternut squash cut in half
Cut butternut squash in half down the middle.

Cut squash in half

Cut squash in half, separating the narrow top from the bulbous bottom.

Cut the top of the squash from the upper part and get ready.

Peel butternut squash
Butternut squash when peeling.

Peel squash

Peel the cylindrical upper part. I use a pendulum peeler for this.

Butternut squash bottom part
Butternut squash bottom part

Stabilize pumpkin

Cut the round part from the squash straight at the bottom, so that the pumpkin stays well.

Hollowed out squash for soup
Squash prepared for filling the pumpkin soup.

Hollow out squash

Scrape out bottom part from squash with a spoon.

Butternut squash for stuffing
Butternut squash for stuffing

Provide squash

Prepared hollowed out bottom and lid ready for serving.

Cut pumpkin pieces
Cut the peeled butternut squash into large cubes.

Cut squash pulp

Cut more than 3/4 of the upper part of the squash into uniform cubes.

Set aside a part of the squash pulp for the preparation of the fried squash straw.

Pumpkin cubes
Butternut squash cubes on the cutting board.

Cut squash cubes

Have the cubes ready to make the soup.

Pumpkin pieces in the pot fresh when sweating
Pieces of pumpkin in the pot fresh when sautéed

Prepare soup stock

Provide the cubes of squash pulp in a saucepan with the butter.

Saute pumpkin pieces
Saute pumpkin pieces in butter and slowly caramelize.

Sauté squash pulp

Sauté squash in pot over medium-high heat for 15 minutes until colorless.

cooking squash soup
Squash pieces in the pot with broth while cooking the soup

Prepare soup

Deglaze the soup stock with white wine and broth.

The indicated amount of broth is a guideline.

Depending on the size of the squash pulp, you can use more or less broth.

The squash pulp should be well covered with broth.

Season with a little chili or cayenne pepper.

Prepare strips cutting
Cut slices and strips.

Cut squash slices

Cut remaining squash pulp into thin slices, 1mm thick.

Lay the slices exactly on top of each other and cut into strips.

Pumpkin Julienn
Pumpkin strips the cooks call julienne.

Julienne cutting

The squash pulp should be cut accurately and evenly.

It is better to take a little more time and start slowly.

Chefs call this type of cut julienne.

Pumpkin strips with flour
Pumpkin strips with flour

Flour julienne

Mix the prepared squash pulp with a little flour.

Kürbis Streifen frittieren
Kürbis Streifen frittieren

Fry julienne

Prepared squash pulp deep fry in oil until floating.

The optimal temperature range is 160-170°C.

Too high a temperature will cause the pumpkin straw to darken.

The oil for frying is not listed in the ingredient listing, as it distorts the nutritional calculation.

Deep fried pumpkin strips
Deep fried pumpkin strips

Season squash straw

Bright and crispy fried squash straw put on kitchen paper and immediately season with salt.

Set aside for serving.

Blend up squash soup
Blend up squash soup

Finish soup

Blend the soup with a hand blender.

Optionally, you can strain the soup through a fine hair sieve.

Season the squash soup with salt, pepper, nutmeg.

Pumpkin soup arranged close up
Serve pumpkin soup effectively in pumpkin

Arrange soup

Just before serving, add ice-cold, small pieces of butter to the soup and blend with a hand blender until frothy.

Pour the boiling hot soup into the hollowed squash pulps. Place pumpkin foam on the surface of the soup.

Decorate with sesame furikake and pumpkin straw and serve.

I wish you a good appetite!


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  • Hi Thomas,

    I really like this soup and have filled the squash twice now.

    Great recipe and instructions, your pictures are great.

    Many stars… for you Lilli


    • Thank you Lilli Wo. that makes me happy!

      Love greetings Thomas