Monday, August 06, 2007

Speedy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is another classic. You can't really fail with this. It's low-in fat, delicious, creamy and it fills you up. The first time i tasted the soup was college. It was late and that was the only item they have left in the cafeteria. I was skeptical at first. I mean, how good can pumpkin taste right?

At first taste, I was.... surprised. Creamy and smooth... mmmm.. OK, so that version probably contained lots of cream in it but that didn't stop me from going back again and again and again.

So I learned the hard way.... especially after gaining 10kgs after first year of college!!!

A good pumpkin soup need not have cream in it. =)

Speedy Pumpkin Soup

1 kg butternut pumpkin- chopped in bitesize pieces
2 cups of vege stock
herbs of your fancy.
salt n cracked pepper

toasted almonds.

1) Microwave pumpkin pieces on high for 10 minutes.
2) Boil stock. Add pumpkin and herbs. Remove from heat and cool.
3) Use hand blender- whiz it through till smooth.
4) return to heat. Stir gently till heated through.
5) Ladle and sprinkle toasted almonds.
6) Serve with cheesy bread! =)

PS- roasting the pumpkin will bring out a sweeter flavour. Previously, I roasted red onions, pumpkin and red capsicum to create a rich soup.


babe_kl said...

oooo so simple only??? great!

daphne said...

ya! It is babe! but best made with good stock. The better the stock the nicer it is.

teckiee said...

love pumpkin soup... but always fart a lot after that hehe

daphne said...

hi techiee-thanks for dropping by!!!! =)

Aimei said...

Hey, I just made this soup. It's great! Never knew I can make pumpkin soup on my own and I like it even more than Soup's Spoon. :D Thanks!

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