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    Turkey Day Kitchen Emergencies

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    With one of the big American feast days looming ahead of us, I'm sure some of us will have urgent food-related advice.

    It would be greatly appreciated if some of the Paleo/Primal gourmets (yes, I'm looking at you Dr. Bork Bork and ChocoTaco (as well as others, of course )) on this forum would be willing to donate some time and their culinary genius to the cause.


    I'll ask my question first. Would this flavor combination work: butternut squash, carrot, apple, coconut milk, onion, bacon, garam masala? This is for a puree-style soup.

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    Aw... thanks for thinking of me.
    Your soup sounds awesome (though I'm not sure about the garam masala, as I don't think I've ever tasted that before).

    Happy to help out today. Hubby always takes care of the turkey, so my hands may be a bit more free than others
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    I think that soup would most certainly work except i'd leave out the onion and swap in red bell pepper and like dr bork said leave out the gram marsala and instead go with a bit a cinnamon/ginger/cayenne pepper.

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    I think your original combo sounds tasty. I love garum masala and think it would work well with the other ingredients just add a little at a time and taste as your go. How were you planning on incorporating the bacon?

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    I love the taste of garam masala with squash, and carrot, apple and onion also sound like good additions. I'd start by cooking the bacon and then adding the chopped onion, cooking until clear, and then building the rest of the soup from there. Are you adding some stock--I think you will need some, chicken stock probably so it doesn't overpower the other flavours. I think it sounds tasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post
    Are you adding some stock--I think you will need some, chicken stock probably so it doesn't overpower the other flavours.
    I was picturing a super thick soup and was going to suggest adding some heavy cream to the mix after pureeing the other stuff down
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    I think that was the intent of the coconut milk? But I think one might need a little stock in there. I've done thick puree soups with coconut milk before, and I've found a bit of stock is necessary or it can get a little more like pudding than soup. Not that a savoury veg pudding would be all bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KotikBegemotik View Post
    I'll ask my question first. Would this flavor combination work: butternut squash, carrot, apple, coconut milk, onion, bacon, garam masala? This is for a puree-style soup.
    Sounds delicious! I love garam masala with any kind of veggie that is complemented by a bit of sweetness. I've started adding it to pumpkin custard, which is a staple in our house this time of year. It gives a complexity of flavor that the traditional pumpkin pie spices don't have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post
    I think that was the intent of the coconut milk? But I think one might need a little stock in there. I've done thick puree soups with coconut milk before, and I've found a bit of stock is necessary or it can get a little more like pudding than soup. Not that a savoury veg pudding would be all bad.
    lol, my bad. Pregnancy brain. Completely skipped over the coconut milk. Yes, definitely add some chicken stock!
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    Lol, no worries! You must be getting excited--it's getting close now, isn't it?
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