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#1 A10CalGal

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    Posted 09 November 2008 - 06:07 PM

    I have a ton of winter squash from my CSA and started researching recipes this weekend.

    Well, I also have a pumpkin and decided to make this Spicy Pumpkin Soup. I started last night by cutting up the pumkin and roasting it: 350 - 375 degree oven, lightly drizzle with olive oil, flesh side down, approx 45 minutes or until fork tender.

    Now, I like spicy stuff. I decided to follow the recipe exactly, and it was not spicy enough for me, so I added additional cayenne & crushed red pepper. I think you could do this soup with a lot less milk as well. I had my first bowl with a sprinkle of feta cheese...VERY TASTY!!

    Spicy Pumpkin Soup

    INGREDIENTS
    4 Tbsp unsalted butter
    2 medium yellow onions, chopped
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    2 teaspoons curry powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    Pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
    3 (15 oz) cans 100 percent pumpkin or 6 cups of chopped roasted pumpkin*
    5 cups of chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
    2 cups of milk
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup heavy cream

    METHOD
    1 Melt butter in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add spices and stir for a minute more.
    2 Add pumpkin and 5 cups of chicken broth; blend well. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
    3 Transfer soup, in batches, to a blender or food processor. Cover tightly and blend until smooth. Return soup to saucepan.
    4 With the soup on low heat, add brown sugar and mix. Slowly add milk while stirring to incorporate. Add cream. Adjust seasonings to taste. If a little too spicy, add more cream to cool it down. You might want to add a teaspoon of salt.
    Serve in individual bowls. Sprinkle the top of each with toasted pumpkin seeds.

    Serves 8.

    #2 Yari

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      Posted 09 November 2008 - 06:15 PM

      Yum, you girls are killing me and making me hungry.

      #3 A10CalGal

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        Posted 09 November 2008 - 06:18 PM

        Haha!! Well, cruise on by. I have like 6 quarts of this soup in the fridge!

        #4 starchild

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          Posted 09 November 2008 - 10:03 PM

          I need this now, it's chilly here and that sounds so perfect. Yum!

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          Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:45 AM

          umm...sounds so good...i love creamy soups in the winter and one of my favorite things is pumpkin curry.

          i bet if you added a few dashes of curry it would kick it up a nothc

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          #6 AnneW

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            Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:51 AM

            Ooo, I can't wait to try it! Sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

            #7 A10CalGal

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              Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:47 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Tammy Host
              umm...sounds so good...i love creamy soups in the winter and one of my favorite things is pumpkin curry.

              i bet if you added a few dashes of curry it would kick it up a nothc
              There is curry in there!!

              I'm having this for lunch today...I'll be interested to see if the spicy-ness has increased after a day.

              #8 MsShelley

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                Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:54 PM

                yummy, I love anything pumpkin!

                #9 Lizzdee

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                  Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:32 AM

                  Ooohhh..this sounds super good!



                  #10 CamLovesJA

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                    Posted 02 November 2010 - 07:14 AM

                    I LOVE SOUP! am eating lentil and basil soup as i write this. Will definitely try this one. Thanks






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