This peppery and hearty pumpkin soup will keep you warm and nourished on cold nights!
Warm yourself up and nourish your body with this hearty pumpkin soup recipe. This recipe can serve up to ten people, or five very hungry people. Its a great dish to have as a starter during a dinner party, or even as comfort food on a cold day!
you will need:
- Apporx 1.5 liters of chicken stock
- Pumpkin puree around 1kg worth or a pumpkin!
- Fresh parsley
- Fresh thyme
- A clove of garlic
- 125ml of whipped cream
- Ground black pepper or black peppercorns
First of all if you couldn’t find yourself any pumpkin puree for this sweet and hearty pumpkin soup then don’t worry. You can easily puree a whole pumpkin. Be careful and use a sharp knife to cut up the pumpkin. Peel the skin off of it (this may take some time and a little bit of focus), then cut it up trying to aim for evenly sized cubes. Bake the cubed pumpkin until its nice and tender. Now you can puree the cubes easily. Either use a blender (making sure not to blend it too much otherwise it will totally liquidize it). The consistency your aiming for is a nice and thick gooey mixture. Alternatively you could use a fork and mash it up yourself, this may turn into a little bit of a workout but trust me, it will be worth it.
Now, to make this peppery and hearty pumpkin soup, which will certainly warm you from inside, start by heating up the chicken stock on the stove. While heating the stock add in the pumpkin puree, pepper, grated garlic, chopped onion, thyme and a dash of salt. You should already be able to smell the amazing hearty pumpkin soup flavor infusions. Bring this soup to a boil and then reduce the heat to let it simmer for around 30 minutes in the pot. There’s no need to cover the pot here.
Then its time to liquidize the mixture in a food processor/ blender. Once this is done you can add the liquidized pumpkin soup back to the pot. Now bring it to the boil once more. Then lower the temperature and let it simmer for 30 minutes yet again. Nearer to the end of the 30 minutes add in some whipped cream. This will thicken up the pumpkin soup and give it a lighter color.
And your done. Serve up this deliciously hearty pumpkin soup in a bowl, and top it off with some freshly chopped parsley. If you want to add a little more of a peppery kick, grind up some peppercorns and sprinkle on top! And if you want to add a variety of textures into the soup/ give it an even more rustic feel, add some of the baked pumpkin cubes into it at the end. This will make it much more filing!