Food

Pumpkin Soup

It’s that time of the year again for pumpkins!  Christian’s mom & I made a pumpkin soup over the weekend.  I was more of the photographer and assistant with chopping & getting the ingredients, while Christian’s mom did more of the “cooking” part.  We somewhat followed a German recipe from the internet but used it more to get a listing of ingredients & then seasoned it with whatever we had.  The soup had potatoes in it as well & was a very hearty soup.

This pumpkin was purchased at the market in our little town of Hamm. 

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This type of pumpkin, hokkaido allows you to be able to eat the skin.  We removed all the seeds & chopped up the pumpkin, skins & all.

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We peeled & diced up some potatoes.  We put in double the amount of potatoes, just to get rid of them.

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Diced up two cloves of garlic & two small-medium sized onions.

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Heated up the pot with some oil and then cooked the garlic & onions until soft.

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Added the pumpkin, potatoes, some water & a couple tablespoons of vegetable broth.  It came to a boil and then was left on the heat for about 30 minutes.  Christian’s mom added more water, broth, ginger & a little sugar as she felt necessary.

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Used an immersion blender (ours is new & I think will get a lot of use this season) to mix all the ingredients.

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Added cream.

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Hearty pumpkin soup ready to be served!

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