A fresh hearty soup, studded with pretty red azuki beans and just a hint of fragrant five spice. Salty, chewy sesame shiitakes“adorn” the soup and pull all the flavors together. Prepping the squash may be a hassle, but after that it goes together fast. From Post Punk Kitchen.
Tips: Acorn squash is a pain to peel. The best way is to cut them in half and seed them then cut them into slices (3/4 inch in this case). Use a paring knife to slice off the skin then cut as per the recipe.
To remove the seeds from the pear, peel and slice in half, then use a measuring teaspoon to scoop them out.