„No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring“ #Samuel Jackson
Today I want to show you how to make this super fresh and tasty pumpkin soup. It’s a special kind, not a typical way of doing it. That soup is truly kissed by orange and ginger! Adding it into it made it extremley fresh but you can still taste the pumpkin out of it :) You can eat any time and it’s also quite filling! A great starter or even just a great meal on its own!
This is what you need:
- 1 Hokkaido Pumpkin
- 1 onion
- 2 inch of ginger (it’s up to you how spicy you want it, you can add more or les :)
- 1/2 cup of cream
- salt and pepper
- 1 poon of curry powder
- 1 spoon of chicken stock (or a small cube)
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 3 carrots
Usually it’s hard to tell, how many cups of water you actually need. It always depends on how big your pumpkin is but to be on the right path just make sure there is enough water, pumpkin pieces need to swim in the water.
So lets start :)
First you need to cut the pumpkin into 2 pieces. Then of course you need to scoop out the seeds. Once you did that, cut the two pumpkin parts into small pieces- but watch your fingers, they ain’t easy to chop and the inner part of the pumpin is usually quite slimy ;) Grap the 3 carrots, peal them and cut them. Don’t forget to remove the skin of the ginger and cut them in small pieces as well. Do the same to the onion but make sure you cut them into small tubes. Now all ingredients are being chopped and ready to rumble :)
Grap the pan, melt some butter into it. (of course you can use any other oil you wish to cook with) once the onions are starting to smell pretty amazing and become glassy-looking you can now add the pumpkin pieces you just cut, together with the pealed carrot pieces. Put the top of the pot on it but don’t forget to stir it every 2 minutes. Keep the heat between low and middle. I use a German cooktop, so it won’t be easy to come up with a standart heat level.
Now boil the 2 cups of water and add it into the pot, don’t forget the orange juice! :) After that add the curry powder and stock into it. Keep stiring! Now you can turn up the heat lever 2 grades higher than middle. Guess you will be on the right side ;) Leave the top on it for 30 mintes.
Once that is done, you can start to pureé until it looks like an awesome creamy pumpkin soup :)
You are basicly done! Grap the cream and put as much or as less you feel like it into the soup stir slowly.
At this point it’s time to say Bon Appétit everyone! xoxo