Autumn and a pumpkin soup
It is a pumpkin season. Unfortunately, the rest of my family isn’t exactly crazy about them. However, I adore the aroma coming out of the oven when I roast it.
I always have to come up with new ideas to deceive them into eating at least a plate of pumpkin soup.
That is how this recipe was created, creamy autumn pumpkin soup.
My pumpkin looked like this:
Maja the Fit Gourmet described the pumpkin world here, and, according to this, my pumpkin has something from every group… some green as kabocha, orange as hokkaido… but I think it is basically a kabocha.
If someone thinks I am wrong, please correct me.
How did I neutralize the pumpkin flavor which is not my family’s favorite?
I added some apples, it is best to use Granny Smith.
Then I spiced it up, using cinnamon, nutmeg and a neutral cream at the end.
Now, what it looked like step by step:
First, I cleaned the pumpkin, which should look like this:
Then I sliced it into cubes.
I put it in the oven and roasted at 180°C for approximately 12-15 minutes (depending on the size of the pumpkin). Personally, I prefer it well-done. When you are already roasting pumpkin, it is also a chestnut season, so you can put them into the oven at the same time (kids will love roasted chestnut).
I chopped some onion, grated apple, added roasted pumpkin and stewed it.
Afterwards, I added some seasons.
Next, add some chicken broth, and cook it all together for some time.
Then I put it all into my blender, I wrote about it here.
After adding some neutral cream, I cooked it some more:
Served and decorated.
We successfully warmed up with this delicious soup. Even the ones who don’t like pumpkin gladly eat it.
You might not know:
- The original, carved ‘pumpkin’ into which you can put a candle (jack-o’-lanterns) was made of beet and potato, and was first made by the Irish. They were lit to chase the evil spirits away. The Irish immigrants brought this custom to America.
- Pumpkin soup originally comes from the African cuisine (Mozambique and Namibia).
- The biggest pumpkin in the world was about 1.5 m u wide and weighted 816 kg in Minnesota in 2010.
- The biggest pumpkin pie weighted about 900 kg. Pies were once made by simply cutting off the top of the pumpkin, putting out seeds, and fill the hole with milk, seasons and honey. Then it would be covered by hot ash and baked.
- Pumpkin flower is edible.
- Every pumpkin has approximately 500 seeds, and it takes it 90 and 120 days to grow.
- 90% of pumpkin is water, so it is great when you’re on a diet.
- It is classified as fruit.
- There are 45 different species of pumpkin.
Apart from a great soup,
it is also a nice decoration for your home.