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Butternut squash soup-HELP!

This one has curry, but the base soup is delicious.

3 lbs. butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced into 1 inch cubes.
2 medium onions
29 oz. fat-free chicken broth
1.5 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 medium scallion, thinly sliced for garnish

Preheat at 425F
Place squash and onion in large baking dish. Pour in chicken broth and bake, covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionaly.

Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes. Puree in batches or you can use your hand blender.

Toast the curry in a small skillet over low heat until fragrant (2 min). Don't burn it. Stir into the pureed soup. Season to taste and garnish with the scallions.

Good luck!

Nov 18, 2006
PacificaMel in Home Cooking

Barolo in Pacifica

We went on Sunday night to a new restaurant in Pacifica. This is a huge deal for those of us in Pacifica as we are shy on truly Chowie places.

Barolo has been open about a month and we found it to be very good. It is owned by the owners of Vignette in San Francisco. I had the braised short rib over pureed carrots. The saltiness of the short rib was balanced nicely with the sweet carrot puree. My wife had the grilled flat iron steak, which came in slices over chunky mashed potatoes and gorgonzola. Everything was nicely presented and we both remarked on how well the portions were handled. Too many places like to load up a plate, and we both are preferential to rich food in small portions.

We also ordered the warm chococlate cake with port wine cherry sauce. It had an oozing chocolate center and was made that much richer by the port cherries.

I am hopeful that people make their way out to Pedro Point in Pacifica to give this place a chance. It's worth the trip.

Aug 02, 2006
PacificaMel in San Francisco Bay Area

Tabla Flavors in Foster City and Dublin?

I've been to the Foster City location and it was very good. I had the 70mm dosa and it was a bit much (nearly 3 feet long!) The dosa selection is very good and the prices are very reasonable for great south Indian food.

Aug 02, 2006
PacificaMel in San Francisco Bay Area

Shan Pakistani/Indian closed

I went last night on recommendations from a post about where to eat in the 4th and Brannan area,

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

The sign in the window said it was going to re-open under new management as Naan n' Curry.

Jul 18, 2006
PacificaMel in San Francisco Bay Area

Quick bite to eat near 4th and Brannan

Thanks everyone. I ended up at Brickhouse and had the burger. Very good! Perfectly cooked (medium rare for me) and not overdone with the spices and additives. I am one who enjoys a flavorful burger that tastes like beef, not one that tastes like what's been added to the beef. The fries were very good too.

Also, an update...Shan's is closed and a sign on the window said it would re-open under new management as Naan n' Curry.

Jul 18, 2006
PacificaMel in San Francisco Bay Area

Quick bite to eat near 4th and Brannan

Thanks for the info. Both Brick House and Shan sound like potentially good finds.

Jul 17, 2006
PacificaMel in San Francisco Bay Area

Quick bite to eat near 4th and Brannan

I have a class down there tonight and want to eat something before hand. Any recs on an inexpensive place in walking distance? Thanks in advance.

Jul 17, 2006
PacificaMel in San Francisco Bay Area

Pisces in Burlingame

Thanks for the updates. I did miss the Check Please episode.

Jun 28, 2006
PacificaMel in San Francisco Bay Area

Pisces in Burlingame

Has anyone been there recently and can report on the food and service? I searched the board and most of the posts are in the frame of "been there a while ago", but not much recently. I've seen a couple of bad reviews, but no reasons why.

Thanks for any help.

Jun 28, 2006
PacificaMel in San Francisco Bay Area

Dinner near the Golden Gate Theater

We are going to see Rent and would like to have dinner before or after. Any recommendations for that area?

Thanks

Jun 28, 2006
PacificaMel in San Francisco Bay Area