Pumpkin Soup

If you're looking for a recipe for a warming winter soup rather than a song by Kate Nash this is the page for you. We feature a traditional Halloween pumpkin soup recipe. It is regarded as a perfect pick you up after a night at a firework display or an evening trick or treating. There is just a quick issue to pick up on before we start with the recipe. There are some inconsistencies with the use of the term pumpkin and winter squash in the US and the UK. The pumpkin is though to be a plant native to North America where is has been used for several thousand years.

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Pumpkin Soup Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Pumpkin Soup Cooking Time:
45 minutes

Ingredients: Serves 4

2 chopped leeks
2 chopped garlic cloves
3 to 4 tbsp of olive oil 
The flesh from 1 large pumpkin, about 1kg
1 pint of vegetable or meat stock
Salt and pepper 
1 tsp of harissa paste
Large sprig of fresh coriander, finely chopped

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the leeks and garlic to a medium heat.
  2. Gently cook until the leeks have softened, add a pinch of salt, some freshly ground pepper and the harissa paste.
  3. Cut the pumpkin into chunks then add to the pan stirring all of the ingredients together.
  4. Gradually introduce the stock to the pan, bring to the boil then lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender.
  5. Use a liquidiser/food processor to blend the ingredients together.
  6. Return the soup to the pan then reheat stirring in the chopped coriander, serve piping hot with garlic bread.

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