Colombian Ahuyama Soup Recipe

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 1/2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, curry powder, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the onion has turned translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.

Stir the chicken stock and squash into the onion mixture. Simmer the soup over medium heat until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Turn off the heat, and stir in the nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce, and peanut butter. Transfer the mixture in batches to a blender or food processor; blend until smooth, slowly pouring in the cream. Reheat soup if necessary, but do not boil. Serve garnished with parsley.