By: Chris D. Gardner
Something that instantly comes to mind when people speak of Halloween is pumpkins. Now that this holiday is fast approaching, it’s always a great idea to decorate some eerily etched pumpkins outside your house. But before throwing away the meat just yet, why not cook your own delicious pumpkin soup for a truly spooky holiday?
A great thing about pumpkins, especially when making soup, is that not a part of it will be left to waste. For instance, the hollowed-out part can be used to contain your soup. You may also toast its seeds and top them as a garnish on the soup as well. The best part of all is that making pumpkin soup requires less effort, so you don’t go through so much fuss during preparation.
Here’s a delicious pumpkin soup recipe that’s a surefire hit not just for the holiday, but all-year round. To make your own sumptuous, spooky soup recipe, here are the ingredients:
- 450 grams pumpkins, peeled and chopped
- 1 red onion; chopped fine
- 25 grams butter
- 900 ml chicken broth
- 75 ml all-purpose cream
- Bay leaf
- 1 ginger root, peeled and grated
- Salt, nutmeg & black ground pepper to season
In a pan, melt the butter in low heat. Fry chopped onions until it is nice and soft. Now, raise the heat to medium. Throw in chopped pumpkin, then let it cook for approximately 3 minutes. In case you don’t have enough time peeling and chopping your own pumpkin, you may buy it in puree form, about 495 grams, available in supermarkets.
Next, pour the chicken broth and allow it to come to a boil. You may also substitute vegetable stock in place of chicken broth. Add the bay leaf, nutmeg and ginger. Simmer soup for approximately 25 minutes or until pumpkin turns soft and tender.
Then, remove the bay leaf from your soup and puree it inside a food processor or blender. Place it back into your pot. This will give the pumpkin soup more flavor. Lower the heat as you stir in the all-purpose cream. Add a dash of salt and black ground pepper. Finally, garnish with chives and serve together with bread as a side.
This recipe makes approximately six servings and is suitable for freezing. Be sure to reheat your delicious pumpkin soup to enjoy its savory goodness. Pumpkins are definitely more than just cute, scary decorations for the holiday. They also make for a mouthwatering soup that is sure to fill your stomach.
Whether it’s a simple night at home or a social holiday gathering, try this superb, spooky soup recipe and make them think it’s a holiday everyday!
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