Pumpkins à la granny!
Now we don’t carve pumpkins here in Belgium (sadly enough) but we do eat them!
A hearty pumpkin soup for me just embodies winter, however I can’t stand it being bland!
When ordering pumpkin soup in a restaurant, I sometimes get this.. limpy soup. Yuk!
Slap in the face!
Pumpkins are sort of sweet, and I love having opposites in food.
Adding some salt and spice to them just balances everything out so nicely.
We all get shaped by our environment right, so here’s the soup that shaped me:
Granny lifeofbun’s recipe for pun’kin soup!
- 1 pumpkin in cubes
- 1 red pepper
- 3 tbsp sunflower oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 tsp curry powder
- Salt & pepper
- 800 ml stock (chicken/vegetable for the vegeterians)
- 1 cup crème fraîche (to pull up the taste of the pumpkin, make it more fresh)
- optional: some coconut milk… that just makes it even better
Kay now get your oil into a pot, and chuck in the pepper, garlic, onion and curry powder.
Let that glaze up, not bake!
That’s the one things she tells me every single time:
“Do not bake your onion! No seriously!”
Then after about 2 minutes add your pumpkin, and let that simmer for another 2 minutes.
Then add the stock, and let it boil very softly for 15 mins.
Blend your soup and add coconut milk, salt and pepper to taste.
Add some crème to every plate,
I sure hope you try it.
Send some cosmic lovin’ this way if you like it!
Oh on a sidenote:
Posted on October 24, 2012, in Box o' food, Foods and tagged coconut, cold, creme fraishe, curry, curry powder, cute, easy, fall, fresh, garlic, granny, hutchagoodlife, munchkin, old, pepper, pumpkin, recipe, soup, spicy, stock, sunflower oil, tasty, vegan, vegetarian, winter. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.