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Posted By: Helen
17-Mar-19 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: Vegetable soup - any ideas?
Subject: RE: BS: Vegetable soup - any ideas?
Oh yes, another Aussie favourite, and for some reason this soup makes Americans turn up their noses, but that's because you're not supposed to use pumpkin from a can. Is there sugar in those canned pumpkin monstrosities? We get our pumpkins out of a pumpkin, not a can.

Fry 1 onion until translucent. Add a clove of chopped garlic and cook for a couple of minutes. Add about 3 or 4 cups of cubed pumpkin. Cook the pumpkin for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, just to bring out the flavour. Add a good amount of stock and water to fill the pan - more water than stock. Cook for about 20 minutes until the pumpkin is soft but not falling apart. Remove pot from stove. Blend into a smooth soup. Serve. If you want add a dollop of sour cream or milk to each bowl.

You can muck around with this adding different flavours or spices, but try the plain version first. It's surprisingly good.

My hubby likes adding curry spices, but he didn't like it when I add tomatoes. "It's supposed to be pumpkin soup, not tomato and pumpkin!" The rules of the kitchen world!! LOL