Friday, June 4, 2010

Pumpkin Soup

The worst thing about making pumpkin soup is the peeling - here's a recipe where you don't have to, well at least not whilst it's hard and raw.  It's easy and it's delicious!

Simply take one home grown pumpkin. (Oh well buy one if you must, these are the jap variety)

Bake it whole in the oven until soft.  Yes I do mean whole.

Here's the one I did yesterday, just out of the oven.  Ready when a knife pushes in easily to the centre.  It depends a bit on the pumpkin size but about an hour at 180 degrees celcius. Roasting not only makes it easy to peel but also adds a fabulous flavour.

Cut it in half and leave to cool so that you can handle it.
When cool, cut out the flesh, put into a saucepan.  Add water until it is a consistency that you are happy with.
Add some flavour.  Yesterday I added a good teaspoon of cumin and a tablespoon of soy sauce.  I also like cumin and grated ginger, curry leaves, ginger and kaffir lime leaves or bits of sun dried tomatoes and shredded basil leaves.
Combine it all, bring to the boil gently and then blend. 

You don't have to do this, but it is just so lovely and smooth if you do that's it's worth the extra effort.

Reheat and serve.  Just delicious! Bon Appetite!


  1. How long? How do you know when it's soft? - looks YUM!

  2. Good question trace. I've amended the post for future comers. Depends on pumpkin size, but about an hour at 180c.

  3. Just stick a knife in it! Love mine with ginger and a bit of wasabi and yoghurt globbed on the top before serving.I usually steam mine in the oressure cooker, easy-peasy too.

  4. Yum! What a delish looking soup and easy recipe ;)

  5. What a great recipe to try! My eldest hates pumpkin, I'm still looking for ways to make it palatable. Thanks for the ideas on flavouring.

  6. Oh I am so glad I gave you the award and it led to this one that I missed - I hate making pumpkin soup beacuase of the peeling - yeah - gonna go get me a pumpkin today and make this. :)

  7. Wow Cheryl.......that's a great recipe.

    Guess who is off to find herself a pumpkin on a cold rainy day.

    Currently got the dehydrator running doing the nut recipe for the zillionth time.

    Keep up posting your recipes - a big highlight for this reader.


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