Monday, January 11, 2010

Easy Cooking Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This easy cooking for men pumpkin soup recipe is not only very simple and healthy but is probably the cheapest main course meal you could ever serve up at the dinner table.

  • Half Pumpkin
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 brown or white onion
  • tablespoon minced garlic
  • mixed herbs
  • 3 litres of water (vegetable stock optional)
  • ground rock salt and cracked pepper
  • Handful of parsley

  • Pour the water into a large pot and boil. While the water is boiling cut the skin off the pumpkin and cut into pieces, large or small it doesn't matter.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into pieces.
  • Peel the onion and dice finely.
  • Once the water starts to boil add the pumpkin, potatoes, onion, garlic, and mixed herbs.
  • Put a lid on the pot and turn the heat down to a point where the water is just able to remain boiling for 30 minutes.
  • Monitor that the water does not evapourate off.
  • Test that the pumpkin abd potatoes are soft by prodding with a butter knife. If the knife goes through easy the the soup is cooked.
  • Remove the pot from the stove, drain off any excess water into another pot or bowl. Mash with a masher or beat with a hand held beater into the desired consistency.
  • If you like the soup thin and runny you can add more of the water back in and mix well. I prefer a very thich pumpkin soup recipe that is roughly mashed, ie still just able to see small bits of potato.
  • Scoop into a bowl and serve. Note, warn your diners that soups are very hot, i have burned my mouth on this one more times than i can remember.
  • Garnish the top of each bowl with a small picking or parsley.
  • Crack rock salt and pepper over the top of each bowl to taste. Note, if using vegetable stock instead of water be aware that stock usually contains high amounts of salt and that additional salt should not be required.

Substitute the water for vegetable stock, or part there of.

Serve with:
Serve your easy cooking pumpkin soup recipe with fresh crusty bread and butter.
If the soup is thick (as per my ideal above) then you can easily scoop the soup onto the bread.

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