Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Soup!!!

 About a month ago our Daughter gave us a couple of pumpkins...
good timing as I had not made any Pumpkin Soup this season!!!

Collect some fresh parsley from our abundant little parsley pot...

Quickly fry up some onion, a bay leaf, garlic cloves, all spice...
some potatoes...and whatever else you fancy...

And in no time...Pumpkin Soup in a cup for JoJo...

together with some pizza fingers for her and Mr Dolce Vita...

Soup in a bowl for us...salt and freshly milled pepper...a dollop of cream or yougurt...parsley for colour...delicious!!!

A quinoa garlic roll for me (gluten free)...
Thank you Jacqueline!!!

Recipe adapted from one of Australia's favourite Chefs...Stephanie Alexander...The Cook's Companion

Pumpkin and Bacon Soup

500g bacon bones (optional)
1 onion, sliced
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic
1t whole all spice
3L cold water (I used stock)
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1T paprika
1k pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks
freshly ground black pepper
2 fresh chorizo sausages (optional)

  • Place bacon bones, onion, bay leaf, garlic and allspice in a large stockpot and add water
  • Bring slowly to a boil and simmer for 2 hours
  • Strain, pressing well on debris
  • Add potato, parprika and pumpkin and simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are collapsing
  • Puree, holding back some liquid, and adjust seasoning
  • Cook sausages ina frying pan over moderate heat until well browned and cooked through
  • Cool a little and cut into small pieces
  • Divide the sausage between heated soup bowls, then ladle in the soup
Bon Appetit...Dzintra