July 5, 2012

What Sarah Ate Next: Pumpkin Soup


Something new for my readers today - good food that simply put, I love to eat. For me to share it here, it's got to taste good, look good and be easy to make.


There's something about this cold wintery weather we've had lately that makes me want to eat food that warms my soul and gives comfort right down to my toes. Homemade soup seems to tick that box in a most satisfyingly emphatic way. I made a big pot of pumpkin soup the other night for the Blokes Wot Live Here and as luck would have it, there was enough left over for me to eat for lunch today. 


This is the Donna Hay recipe I've used for years, with one exception. In her version, she takes the skins off the cooked pumpkin before blending but I personally prefer to leave them on. I think they add to the overall rustic flavour but it's up to you. I've made this soup loads of times for family and friends and have always received a thumbs up on the result!



Roast Pumpkin Soup:


2kg sweet pumpkin (I usually use a Kent)
7 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
Sea salt & cracked pepper



Firstly chop up your pumpkin into wedges with the skin on.



Place on an oven tray and drizzle with olive oil, sea salt
and cracked black pepper. 



Roast at 180 degrees Celsius until cooked and all that delicious
golden brown caramelisation is happening...



Transfer to a large pot and add the Dijon mustard, honey
and about half of the chicken stock.




With your trusty hand held blender, blend all ingredients
until smooth. Add more or less stock until it reaches your
preferred consistency. Stir on the heat for another 5 minutes.




Serve in bowls with a swirl of cream and a sprinkling of
chives and a side of crusty buttered bread. Enjoy!



What's your favourite winter soup? Or for those of you in warmer climes, do you have a favourite soup for the summer months?


2 comments:

  1. Could I have some for my lunch as well - it is very cold over here, and a lovely cup of Pumpkin soup would be just the thing while i am recouperating.

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    1. I wish I lived close enough so I could pop round with a batch for you! Hope you're feeling better today.

      It's been bitterly cold here too - there's fresh snow on the mountain tops somewhere, if the icy breeze is anything to go by!

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