Recipe by strangelittlebeast
With some Thanksgiving leftovers,a bag of pistachios,and some inspiration from 'zaar I came up with this soup.I use home made turkey broth and pumpkin puree made from a freshly roasted pumpkin for the best results.Sure you could just crack open a can of broth and a can of pumpkin...but you 'll definitely be missing out! A note:the amount of broth varies so much because it depends on how thick you're pumpkin is;I only used 1/2 cup because the pumpkin puree I made was very thin,but if yours is thicker(like from a can :( ) you may need a lot more broth.Also,made with vegetable broth,this would make a very good vegetarian soup.
- 1⁄4 cup pistachios, shelled
- 1⁄2 medium white onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin
- 1⁄2-1 1⁄2 cup home made chicken stock, turkey stock or 1⁄2-1 1⁄2 cup vegetable stock
- 2 cups pumpkin puree, preferably home made
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper, freshly ground
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- salt, to taste
Directions See How It's Made
- For the first step a food processor can be used,but it's preferable to do by hand to avoid grinding everything too finely;you don't want a paste.
- Coarsely chop the pistachios and onion;then combine the two and chop together with a heavy chef's knife until everything is finely minced and mixed together.Mince the garlic and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a heavy saucepan large enough to hold the soup.When hot,add the pistachio-onion mixture and cook,stirring as needed for 3 -5 minutes until the onions are beginning to brown ,the nuts are getting toasty,and everything is starting to smell good.Add the garlic and cook about a minute longer,stirring more often so the garlic doesn't burn.
- Pour in the stock and stir to deglaze the pan.Add the pumpkin and stir well.Season with the spices,crushing the rosemary first with a knife or with your fingers as you add it to the pot.
- Adjust heat to allow the soup to simmer gently,and cook about 10 minutes,making sure to stir occasionally to prevent burning.