roasted pumpkin soup

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Pumpkin soup seems to me, a good recipe to use the beautiful pumpkin I just bought yesterday from the market (see previous post). It is simple and a breeze to make. Heh. I went through a few recipes and incorporated a bit of everything to come up with something on my own. It’s healthy and delicious and everyone liked it!

roasted pumpkin soup-1

RECIPE

> 600g Australian Pumpkin cut into chunks to get more roasted surfaces, unpeeled.

> 1 medium sized Carrot peeled

> 2 medium sized Purple Onions cubed

> 3 cloves of Garlic

> 1/2 cup Chicken Stock I use Swanson’s Chicken Broth with no preservatives

> 3 cups Water

Rub the pumpkin and carrot with olive oil (or butter). Roast the pumpkin and carrot in the oven at 180 deg for 40 mins or until brown at edges (depending on the accuracy of your oven). The pumpkins are cooked if a knife cuts through them readily. In the meantime, caramalise the onions, garlic and a pinch of salt, in olive oil (or butter) in a pan by stirring the mixture constantly over a small fire for 30 mins. Do not let it burn or fry up. Set aside the above ingredients to cool. Peel the cooled pumpkin.

Chuck pumpkin, carrots, onions and garlic into a blender. Add 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of stock. Blend into a smooth texture. Transfer the mixture into a pot to cook. Add the remaining 2 cups of water and simmer over low fire stirring constantly. If the fire is too big, little specks will form. Just take the pot off from the fire and stir vigorously.

Note: Depending on the capacity of your blender, you can add all the water when blending or do so later after transferring to a pot. In fact you can vary the water added to control the consistency of the soup. The stock can be varied to taste as well. Go ahead and experiment!

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The recipe worked out 8 bowls of soup. The leftover soup can be refrigerated, reheated and served hot with warm crusty breads for a hearty breakfast. Try adding sour cream or creme fraiche for an added creamy texture.

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