Linda Loves Recipe Series
Halloween Pumpkin and Ginger Soup Recipe
This spooky soup is ideal for warming up your little monsters, and the ginger gives it a little extra kick of heat. It’s perfect served up in a hollowed out pumpkin for a striking table centrepiece. Just scoop the flesh from the pumpkin and use it for the guts of the soup. Place a glass serving bowl in the cavity of the pumpkin and replace the pumpkin ‘lid’ to keep the soup hot.
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice
1 large or 2 small onions
1kg pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 1cm pieces
2cm piece of fresh turmeric (or teaspoon on dried)
4 cm (thumb sized) fresh ginger
(Optional) – 2-3 crushed cloves of garlic
(Optional) – 1 sweet potato
1 tsp (20 ml) of crunchy peanut butter
¼ teaspoon fresh/ chilli flakes (+ more to taste)
1L | 4 cups good tasting chicken/vegetable stock
1L | 4 cups boiling water
Salt and pepper to taste
Step1: Chop the pumpkin and the carrots and sweet potatoes (if using) into large dice (about 1.5cm), make sure everything is about the same size if possible. Pop these onto a large baking tray and oven roast on a medium heat (180) for about 30 mins until the edges start to char.
Step2: Place a large saucepan on the heat and melt the coconut oil, add the onions and sweat for 5 mins without colouring. Keep stirring.
Step3: Chop the garlic, tumeric, ginger and chillies and add these to the softened onions, sweat for a further 2 mins.
Step4: Add all the roast veggies to the pan. Add the stock and the boiling water then add a tablespoon of peanut butter.
Step5: Bring to the boil, replace the pan lid and simmer for 30-40 mins until the veggies are very soft.
Step6: Liquidise the soup in batches until it is super smooth and creamy.
Step7: Bring back to the boil and serve hot from the pan or from a bowl slotted inside a hollowed out pumpkin.
Step8: Encourage your guests to trickle a drizzle of thin yoghurt, a splash of chilli oil over the soup and decorate with toasted pumpkin seeds and few chopped chives.
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