Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
The combination of peanut butter and cream, makes this unusual soup very rich. It goes together in a snap for an elegant first course. A hollowed out fresh pumpkin shell makes a unique serving tureen
- 1 medium onion
- 2 stalks celery
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 5 cups vegetable stock
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream or 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- salt & pepper
- Finely mince the onion and celery.
- Either use a garlic press for the garlic or mince extremely fine.
- Melt the butter in your stock pot and sauté the onion, celery and garlic in the butter for about five minutes or until soft.
- Add flour and stir for a minute or two until it's disolved.
- Add the stock, followed by the remaining indgredients, whisking the mixture so it remains smooth.
- Simmer for about fifteen minutes and serve.
I used a whole can of full fat coconut milk, 2 cups LESS stock and perhaps LESS peanut butter (chunky) with GREAT RESULTS. Just what I was hunting for! I have also made this with additions of chickpeas and also with curry pastes. So filling without filling you out!
Excellent! I used 1/2 cup low fat peanut butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 4 cups chicken stock rather than 5 vegetable, and one can of fat-free evaporated cream. It turned out wonderful. My DH really enjoyed it and couldn't quite identify the peanut butter taste. To him it tasted like a soup cooked out over an open fire. This is a keeper. Thanks, Mirj.
Sumptuous, thick texture. The balance between pumpkin and pb is perfect. I had to spice it up alot. Since I didn't have celery, I threw in a littl curry powder because it smelled like celery. I think nonfat evaporated milk could easily be used instead of the cream. My husband tends to cal my soups "gulag soups". He couldn't with this one! And....he went back for a second bowl. Yummy good.