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Robin Ellis Pumpkin Soup


Robin Ellis Pumpkin Soup

This is easy — perfect after a winter walk; just looking at the colour warms you up.

Serves : Two


1lb/450gms pumpkin — chopped with its skin

1 medium onion

1 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp cumin powder

1/4 tsp cayenne powder

1 generous pint stock

salt and pepper



Put the onion and the pumpkin pieces in a saucepan with the olive oil.

Add the spices and salt and pepper.

Turn everything over, cover and sweat over a low heat for twenty minutes to soften the vegetables.

Add the stock and cook uncovered for a further twenty minutes until the pumpkin is tender enough to liquidize.

Liquidize the mix — this is best done with a stick mixer, saves much washing up!

A pinch of chopped parsley is a nice touch in each bowl.

I cut up some rye bread, a slice each, into crouton size pieces–sautéed them in a little olive oil and added a pinch each of salt and cumin powder.

You could dry roast some pumpkin seeds to sprinkle on the top.

Meredith suggested sautéed bacon bits would be good too.

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