RECIPES

Pumpkin soup

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Pumpkin soup

You need to have this delightfully warming pumpkin soup in your little black book of dinners. Serve with a swirl of cream.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Put the onion, carrots, garlic bay leaf, butter and half the olive oil into a large pan. Cook over a low–medium heat for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender but not coloured.

  2. Add the squash and potato, mix to combine and cook for a further 2–3 minutes. Pour in the stock, season well and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, half cover the pan with a lid and continue to cook for about 40 minutes until the squash is really tender when tested with the point of a knife.

  3. Pick out the bay leaf and blend the soup until smooth using a stick blender.

  4. Add the cream and a little more stock if the soup is on the thick side, taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper as required.

  5. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and add the pumpkin seeds and fry quickly until the seeds start to pop. Remove from the pan.

  6. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with a swirl of cream and the toasted pumpkin seeds.