Want another version of Squash soup? Try this Butternut Squash Soup with Cornish Hens and Veggies. Very hearty and healthy. This dish can be made in place of the Haitian traditional Soup Joumou.
This special soup contains about the same ingredients. There are only two major differences. The first main ingredient is a couple of cornish hens that are marinated for a few hours, roasted in the oven and added to the soup at the right moment for simmering. The Cornish hens can be replaced by regular chicken or red meat, preferably beef.
The second ingredient is the type of squash. The traditional Haitian soup, Soup Joumou is made with Calabaza Squash which is a kind of squash that is found in many Caribbean islands and many Caribbean or West Indians markets if you are living overseas. Since butternut squash is available in most supermarkets, this soup can be enjoyed anytime.
Butternut Squash Soup with Cornish Hens and Veggies is full of vegetables. If you prefer to make the soup without meat or poultry, fell free to add seafood.
I would advise on choosing a firm fish as it will probably hold its shape while cooking in the broth. It better yet cooks the fish separately from the soup and adds it at the end.
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