Recipe by Mirj
A great soup that is very seasonal, and makes for an excellent presentation. Get ready to serve this and stand back for the ooooohs of admiration.
Top Review by Canadian Soup Girl
I prepared the soup in its entirety, with only curry, had a tast and it was delicious. Then I realized I forgot to add the cayenne pepper, tumeric and pumpkin pie spice. After I added that, the soup was ruined. Way too much spice. I tried to save it by adding potatoes and sugar, but it didn't work. Next time I make it, I will use only a very small amount (1/4 tsp) of all spices or just curry.
- 1 sugar pumpkin, approximately 1-2 pounds
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 2 1⁄2 cups chicken stock
- 2 shallots, diced
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice pumpkin in half and remove the seeds and strings.
- Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, and wrap in aluminum foil.
- Use a fork to create vent holes all around the sweet potato.
- Wrap the sweet potato in foil and place with the pumpkin on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Roast for one hour and ten minutes, or until both the pumpkin and the sweet potato are tender enough to pierce easily with a fork.
- Remove the pumpkin and sweet potato from the oven and allow to cool.
- Remove the skin from the shallots and dice them finely.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a sautª pan over a medium flame.
- "Sweat"the shallots by covering with foil and then topping the pan with a close-fitting lid.
- After 1-2 minutes, remove the cover and foil, and add the curry powder.
- Saute for an additional minute, then remove from heat.
- Scoop the flesh from both the pumpkin and the sweet potato and place in a food processor.
- Add the curried shallots, the remaining spices, and one cup of the chicken stock.
- Puree until smooth.
- Thin with the remaining chicken stock until the desired consistency is reached.
- Serve hot, garnished with chervil, if desired.