November 14, 2010

"Killing" my first pumpkin - cooking pumpkin soup

From time to time I get pumpkins in my weekly vegetable box, but so fare I have avoided using those, not really knowing their taste or rather lack of taste. And again yet another Hokkaido pumpkin found it's way into my vegetable box. But this time the Hokkaido pumpkin got it's timing right, as a friend at the same time showed me a recipe with a nice looking picture. So I decided to take the challenge and cook my very first pumpkin soup.

  • 1 Hokkaido pumpkin
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 shallots
  • 30 g butter
  • 4 dl white wine
  • Coriander
  • 1 red chili
  • 6 dl vegetable broth
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese
  1. Peel the pumpkin, cut the pumpkin into half and remove the seeds. Cut the pumpkin into small squares.
  2. Cut garlic and shallots very fine
  3. Melt the butter in a large cooking pot
  4. Add pumpkin square and onions and fry softly in the butter
  5. Pour the white wine in the pot, let it boil into half the amount of wine
  6. Cut the chili into small pieces and remove the seeds
  7. Add the coriander, chili and vegetable broth into the pot.
  8. Put the lid on the cooking pot and let the soup boil softly for 20 minutes
  9. Add mascarpone cheese
  10. Blend everything together in the cooking pot using a blender
  11. Seasoning with salt and pepper
  12. Cook the soup to the boiling point and serve it

The wine gave a wonderful smell in my kitchen during the cooking process, really tempting my taste buds. This pumpkin soup really taste wonderful, but butter and mascarpone cheese play an important role in the taste. Any way it was a success, so I feel more confident about pumpkin for the future in my kitchen. And even Hannibal the cat had a good time this afternoon licking both soup bowl and cooking pot :-)

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