Chef’s Handyman tip, eat me, pumpkin soup served in pumpkin cups, smooth texture, great in taste
Fall is like pumpkin season. There are so many recipes as trees in the forest. Even then, pumpkin soup is still a favorite. There will be no way out, to try, to eat or to cook squash soup. It’s just a must during autumn. Am I right?
Weekly special published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Pumpkin soup with an Eastern touch
To make soup, hollow out four small pumpkins. Apply olive oil and season the pumpkins with salt and black pepper. Place the squash on a baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes at 220°C or 425°F. Make sure the cups are not too soft.
Chop onion and glaze them in a pan. Add pumpkin cubes. Quench with 2 cups of vegetable stock. Spice the soup with chili powder, turmeric, lemon grass, laurel, jeera, salt and black pepper. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or cooked through. Remove spices. Blend the cubes. Add 1 cup of coconut milk. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
Take the roasted pumpkin cups out. Pour in the soup garnish with herbs.
Shopping list for 4 serves:
Vegetables: 1 onion, 4 small pumpkins, 750 g or 24 oz. squash cubes for the soup
Stock: 5 dl or 16 fl. oz. vegetable stock
Spices: Chili, turmeric, lemon grass, jeera, salt, black pepper, laurel, vanilla pod
Asia Ingredients: 1 cup coconut milk
Herbs: 1 bunch cilantro
Chef’s Handyman tip: Roasted fast food, healthy version
To make fast food sticks, cut pumpkin and sweet potato in wedges, sweet pepper and carrots in slices. Place on baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil, herbs and spices. Roast in oven at 220°C or 425°F for 20 minutes or light brown. Take them out and serve with pumpkin humus.
To make humus, place one can of chick peas in a bowl. Add 2 tbsp. of tahini paste, chopped garlic and 4 roasted pumpkin wedges. Blend all ingredients. If the texture is too thick add 2 tbsp. of vegetable stock. Season the humus to taste with salt and black pepper.
Have a great weekend, yours Chef’s Handyman team.
Outlook of the next blog entry published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Sweet treats with plums and other autumn delights.