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Turn those pumpkins into soup!

by FigTree

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Pumpkin Thai spiced soup- I fed 12 people with this recipe!

Got leftover pumpkins, acorn squash or butternut squash? Try this Thai pumpkin soup recipe!

I stumbled upon a recipe from 101 cookbooks, that has turned me into a hardcore soup lover.  I have been trying to cook fresh veggies a lot more lately and this is one recipe that I can highly recommend for all those squashes and pumpkins you've now got lying around ready to nothing else except rot.

This is a smooth and creamy pumpkin soup recipe really is amazing, and the best part is is that I fed it to 5 kids between the ages of 5-12 and got at least four "thumbs-up".  If you don't have kids or have never tried to feed them, that is like winning the food lottery.

So try this recipe on your family and see how many high-fives you get after the meal is done.  From the blog 101 cookbooks by Heidi Swanson.  Please go and browse through her amazing blog to see more beyond yummy recipes

2 acorn squash, pumpkins, or other smallish winter squash
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 14-ounce can coconut milk
1 teaspoon (or more) red Thai curry paste
water
2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt (or to taste)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and place the oven racks in the middle.

Carefully cut each squash/pumpkin into halves (or quarters). Slather each piece of squash with butter, sprinkle generously with salt, place on a baking sheet skin sides down, and place in the oven. Roast for about an hour or until the squash is tender throughout.

When the pumpkin/squash are cool enough to handle scoop it into a large pot over medium high heat. Add the coconut milk and curry paste and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and puree with a hand blender, you should have a very thick base at this point. Now add water a cup at a time pureeing between additions until the soup is the consistency you prefer - a light vegetable stock would work here as well. Bring up to a simmer again and add the salt.

I also added some cayenne pepper to give it a mini kick.  For a garnish I also added almond slivers and feta cheese.  It was very filling and amazing!  Happy slurping...

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pumpkin soup recipe, butternut squash recipes

comments

Pumpkin pie and bread are my fave's
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FUNEFARM commented on 11/03/09
I love pie too it is actually the only pie i love!
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FigTree replied: on 11/03/09
I will try this recipe, It looks really good. I love coconut milk too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!
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Mich commented on 11/03/09
With coconut milk, this would be a winner in my house with the kids! I was just looking today at canned pumpkin wondering about soup with coconut milk and curry - what perfect timing you have! Thanks for the recipe -
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gardengirl commented on 11/03/09

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