Wednesday, January 26

My favorite pumpkin soup

So I bought this beautiful pumpkin the other day, to make soup. And yesterday, with the help of my very cute and professional kitchen assistant, we got to work. The recipe is so simple, anyone can make it and in the following Lotte will show you how:). Lotte asked me today if we could make the soup again....:)

First you need:

1 pumpkin (you can use other types as well)
1 onion
1-2 tbs vegetable oil
2 cubes of chicken broth (or 1 liter liquid)
1 liter water
1 tsp paprika powder
salt and pepper to taste
a few dashes of cream
fresh thyme to decorate

First you cut the pumpkin in 2 halves, then take out the seeds. We keep the seeds, dry them and will saw them later (or you can roast them and eat them:)). Then you peal the pumpkin.....

...and slice it to small cubes. Slice the onion and cook it in oil for 2 minutes.

First add the paprika powder and roast for a minute (this brings out the taste), then add the pumpkin, the water and the broth cubes. Let boil/cook for 15 minutes. Use your hand-blender (if you have it:)) to smooth the vegetables and liquid to a creamy soup. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a dash of cream and decorate with fresh thyme. And here are the final results; a heart for my hubby (Jonas' comment: you get a heart daddy, because mom loves you:)) and a star shape for the rest. All I can say, it was a huge success!

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