Pumpkin Soup

Has lots of spices and a little bit of heat from the scotch bonnet. Very Caribbean. Served either hot or cold, easily prepares in advance for when you need it. (Recipes courtesy of Food.com)
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Category:  Soups  - 
Ready in: 1h  -  Cooking time: 2h  - 
Rating  0.00/5


For 10 Servings(s) ()


  • 2 pound(s) cooking pumpkin or 2 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound(s) sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoon(s) melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon(s) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon(s) oil
  • 1 large Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet peppers or 1 habanero pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon(s) grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoon(s) snipped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoon(s) orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon(s) curry powder
  • 0.25 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cup(s) chicken stock
  • 0.25 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 0.25 cup(s) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 0.5 cup(s) toasted pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas; optional; for garnish)

Pumpkin Soup Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, toss squash and sweet potatoes with melted butter, brown sugar, salt and black pepper.
  2. Spread mixture onto a greased roasting pan.
  3. Bake at 350F for 1-1 1/2 hours, or until tender.
  4. Saute onion in oil in a large pot until tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the scotch bonnet, garlic, and ginger and cook just until fragrant.
  6. Add the thyme, orange peel, curry powder, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, and bay leaves, mixing everything thoroughly.
  7. When it becomes sticky, add the roasted vegetables and stir to mix, then the chicken stock, stirring to keep blending everything.
  8. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove soup from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  10. Puree approximately 1/3 of the soup in a blender until it is smooth then add back to soup and stir well.
  11. Add heavy cream and coconut milk and blend.
  12. Reheat if necessary.
  13. May also be chilled before serving up to 1 day.
  14. Serve cold or hot, garnished with roasted pumpkin seeds (if desired).

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