don’t be fooled by it’s hard exterior, the delicate meat of a pumpkin actually cooks down relatively fast. it’s natural sweetness and starchiness makes it an ideal ingredient for a soup. the roasted red bell pepper adds a smoky component. you really have to char the heck out of it. if you don’t have a propane stove, then you’ll probably have to skip roasting the red pepper. this recipe works well with either pumpkin or butternut squash. you will need a regular blender or an immersion (hand held) blender to puree the ingredients into a soup.
1 medium pumpkin about 2 lbs (1kg)
1 large red bell pepper
heavy cream 1/2 cup (120 ml)
chicken stock 1 cup (240 ml)
water 1 cup (240 ml)
butter 1 tbsp
garlic 2 cloves chopped
shallot 1 chopped
salt 1/2 tsp
lemon juice 1 tsp (optional, but recommended to brighten up the flavor)
- place the red bell pepper on top of a stove burner, completely blacken and char
- once evenly charred, cover the bell pepper in a sandwich bag (or plastic wrap) and let it cool
- remove the charred outer skin after the bell pepper has cooled, rough chop into pieces
- peel and cut pumpkin into small cubes
- in a pot, lightly brown the garlic and shallots with some oil
- toss in the cubed pumpkin and lightly brown the pumpkin on medium heat
- pour in the cup of chicken stock and cup of water
- add the roasted bell pepper, butter, and salt
- bring to a boil and then simmer on medium-low heat until pumpkin is soft, about 10-15 minutes
- pour contents into a blender and blend everything until smooth (or use a hand blender)
- add in the cream and lemon juice, stir thoroughly
love the presentation!
I am not usually a fan of alot of pumpkin but this seems delicious!
Totally making this for dinner this week!
I did it, you guys! We had a great meal Friday Night, all because of you! Thank you. Do you guys mind if I put my version of the recipe on my blog? With a link to yours ofcourse 🙂
yes absolutely! would love to see your version. so happy to hear you had a wonderful evening!
We will try this one for sure when in Hong Kong.
Looks so good!