Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Kateri at Dandelion Haven posted a recipe for Curried Pumpkin Coconut Soup the other day that sounded so good that I just had to try making some pumpkin soup myself! Thanks Kateri for inspiring me! :)

I have never made pumpkin soup before and Jerry was a little skeptical when I told him what I was doing. I said "Trust me, it will be amazing!" He said "We'll see." Such confidence he has in my culinary skills! I forged ahead anyway! I used some of the Pumpkin Puree I had frozen from the fresh pumpkins I roasted recently. I chopped the onion and garlic very fine so that I did not have to blend the finished soup.

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup heavy cream

Melt butter with oil in a soup pot. Add onion and cook over medium-low heat until soft. Add garlic and cook for another few minutes. Stir in chicken stock, pumpkin puree, salt, curry powder, cumin and coriander. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add heavy cream and cook until heated through.

 I liked the texture but you could always blend it with an immersion blender until smooth or blend in batches (carefully, it's hot!) in the blender if you like it creamier. I have only just recently started cooking with curry powder and I like it! :) We had this soup with a grilled ham and goat cheese sandwich on homemade onion rye bread, YUM!! After dinner, Jerry said "Okay, you can make that again," which is high praise indeed! LOL!!


MARARIA said...

thans for sharing this soup, it looks delicious... another recipe for my pumking!
I like curry powder too,,have you tried it with lentils soup? delicious!

dr momi said...

Lots of good vitamin A!!

Candy C. said...

I haven't tried lentil soup yet but it's going to be on my list now! Thanks!!

dr momi,
One more reason to enjoy this yummy soup! :)

Heidi said...

That's fantastic Candy. Kateri will be happy to know it was well received. I am planning on making it too, this weekend. With your hubby's seal of approval, I am sure mine will like it too.

Kristina said...

Looks good! I make lentil soup and use curry also. Another great way to cook with our pumpkin puree.

Candy C. said...

Hope you two like it!

I haven't made lentil soup yet but it's on my list. It's nice to be able to make something besides desert with the pumpkin puree! :)

Kateri said...

Well, I am glad your husband liked it! (He sounds a lot like my husband!) I didn't blend mine either after cooking--I thought the little bits of onion made a nice contrast for the smoothness of the pumpkin.

Candy C. said...

I like the bits of onion too, I ate the leftovers Friday morning for breakfast! ;-)