Beauty lies in small and simple things. As simple as this pumpkin soup. Winter is coming and the freezing Scottish wind is getting me. The only thing I can think about when getting home from work is having a warm soup. I find it as the perfect starter during these icy days.
If you are fund of pumpkin as I am, you probably how they do have a completely different taste depending on their breed. My absolute favourite is Zucca Delica, the Green Skinned Pumpkin also called Kabocha . It’s the one British people usually leave at the counter as they don’t know its potential. The BEST part of this pumpkin is that you can eat it whole, even the skin. Also, the yellow-orangey pulp is firm and compact, perfect for baking.
On the other hand, I was amazed to find out that everybody here normally eats butternut squash. That’s something my mom never even tried to buy at the supermarket, as she couldn’t understand what it is. I have to say, that’s a pumpkin of the boring kind. It’s nutty, you can make squash spaghetti out of it and all, but nothing compared to the other amazing pumpkin you can find around.
For this recipe, I suggest to either use Kabocha or Gold Nugget, as we did. The result will be creamy and enveloping. It’s such a cosy, easy dish! You can always add some double cream or cream cheese, but that’s a bit like adding milk to your tea. Not everybody is a fund of it.
“Soup is the song of the hearth… and the home.”Louis P. De Gouy
- Electric Mixer
- small pot
- 350 gr Pumpkin
- 1/2 Onion
- to taste Rosemary or Thyme
- to taste Salt and Pepper
- as required Olive Oil
- as required Warm Water
- Slice the onion. Warm up a bit of olive oil in a pot and cook the onion until brownish.
- Slice the pumpkin and add it to the pot. Cook it a bit until golden.
- Add some warm water and cook the pumpkin until tender. Add salt, pepper and the herbs. Check that the water doesn't dry up, otherwise add some until the pumpkin results tender (usually about 10-15 min).
- Blend everything until smooth and adding more water in case it results too dense. You're ready to get warmed up now!
I do have a scientific mind, probably it’s the reason why I love to hide in the kitchen and start creating.
My cooking is healthy, fun and colorful… and really tasty!
What are you waiting for? Grab your apron and start creating with me!