Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Pumpkin Soup!

Pumpkin Soup
Serves 6
One of my all time favourite soups! A bowl of this and some toast and I am most happy! :D he he One of the things I love about winter.. soup soup SOUP! ;P 

(Source: recipe card promoting Glad Tuckaway Foil Trays.)

1 tbsp oil
1 med onion, diced
1 potato
1kg pumpkin
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup milk
½ tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of ground cardamom
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Sour cream and chives to serve (optional)

  1. Heat oil in a deep pot and fry onions until soft.
  2. Peel and seed pumpkin and peel potato and cut both pieces. Add onion along with the nutmeg and cardamom. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Add stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and cook until pumpkin is tender.
  4. Puree in a food processor or blender until smooth. (personally I just use a masher; not fussed with the texture of this soup unless I am serving this to guests.)
  5. Return to pot. Add milk and heat but do not boil.
  6. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped chives and ground pepper.