Monday, 15 October 2012

Easy Samhain Soup!

Having never tried pumpkin before I was a little apprehensive about eating it, I've never been a great vege person and viewed the vegetable more of a seasonal decoration rather than something edible, a view that Im sure is probably quite common, which is a real shame!

I read through a few soup receipes and kind of just winged it, the results were an incredible soup which just tastes like winter, if of course a season could have a taste, which it doesn't.

Ingredients you'll need for this one was:

1 normal sized pumpkin.
1/2 a swede
1 Onion
2 Carrots
150g of butter
Vegetable Stock
200ml water
1-2 teaspoons of Cinnamon
2-3 teaspoons of nutmeg
1 lot of patience.

You'll also need a food processor to turn your weird looking stew into a soup.

So, without making things too complicated, all one needs to do is add the butter to a pan until its melted, add the onions and let them cook for 10 minutes. This assumes you already spent 20 minutes trying to scoop the flesh out of the pumpkin which is quite a chore for the amount of veg you get for the hassle, but its worth the effort! Once the onions are nice and soft, chuck in the rest of the veg and let them cook. To test if its done just stab a piece of swede, if it goes in easy and slips off the knife then its ready to go in the processor.

When you add the nutmeg and cinnamon, go easy and add little amounts and test, its easy to overpower it with the stuff.

And thats it. As an added halloween bonus, the soup looks suspiciously like baby vomit, so Im sure it could pass off as that for a themed party!

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