October 31, 2015 Wander-lust

Recipe » The best freakin’pumpkin soup you’ll ever taste

Happy Halloween! Yes, it’s that time of the year where people get dressed up rather ridiculously, drink that pumpkin spiced latte and eat anything to do with pumpkin.
Like it? Good. Because we want to share the best freakin’ tasting pumpkin soup with you. (yes, we are that confident!)

Ingredients for 4 people:
1 large butternut pumpkin (surprise, surprise!)
2 cut large carrots
2-3 cut red onions
2-3 peeled garlic cloves
1 apple (grated)
1 liter of vegetable or chicken stock
Handful pumpkin seeds

Salt & Pepper

Pumpkin soup ingredients
The basis ingredients are quite simple but effective.

“Pumpkin soup is really healthy. Pumpkins contain vitamin C,E, Iron and Calcium.”

Now let’s cook!
Start off by washing your pumpkin and other veggies. Cut everything rough into square sized proportions and remove the seeds. (you can leave the pumpkin skin on if you washed it well) Add all the veggies, onions and peeled whole gloves of garlic into a roasting pan (with baking paper) and sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Mix the whole lot up so that everything is shining from the oil. Extra: You can add some fresh thyme and rosemary for extra flavor! Put it in the oven with the grill slightly on and roast for about 20-35 minutes on 220 (fan heated). Just keep checking until everything gets a nice color.

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Before roasting..

When everything is roasted to your satisfaction, remove the stems of thyme & rosemary leaves and leave only one garlic glove before adding everything into a large soup pan. If you use all garlic gloves, the flavor might be too strong. Add 1 cup of chicken or vegetable stock and simmer. Then blend everything with a stab blender until it’s a orange puree and then add the rest of the stock until it’s your desired consistency, bringing it to boil slowly. Once it reached it’s boiling point, you must do the most important thing: Taste! Does it need more salt? Can you add more garlic? It’s all about those little tweaks. If you’re happy, add the soup into bowls and grate your apple over your awesome pumpkin soup.

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Et voila! Next to a nice piece of spelt cracker with crushed avocado

Alternative ingredients are:
» Add grounded cumin, for that Indian flavor
» Add grated cheese to get that sticky deliciousness

Tip » Cool down your soup and put it in your refrigerator overnight. The next day it will taste even better!
Have a great Halloween and let us know when you’ve cooked this awesome pumpkin soup!

Love,

Elke

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