If you want to host a warm family Halloween party, pumpkin soup will be a meaningful appetizer for you. This delicious dish will bring a special flavor with a bold western identity. Follow Annam Gourmet to find out the benefits and the recipe to cook this pumpkin soup!
Every year, on the night of 31/10, people believe that the ghost will return, so they will hang pumpkin lanterns in front of the house so that the spirits will have the light to find their way. Therefore, pumpkin has become a familiar symbol, which people use to decorate and prepare nutritious soups on Halloween.
Pumpkin soup originated in North America, popularly used at Thanksgiving and Halloween in European countries. This nutritious dish is very rich in essential vitamins and contains low calories. Pumpkin’s vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin have a positive effect on heart health and protect your eyesight effectively.
1tbsp olive oil
2 onions, roughly chopped
1kg pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2-3cm chunks
1tbsp mild curry powder
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
700ml chicken stock, made using stock cubes
150g pack smoked turkey rashers, finely chopped
- Place the oil and onions in a large saucepan and cook over a medium heat for 5 mins. Add in the pumpkin and cook for a further 6 – 8 mins until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in the curry powder and cook for 30 secs before adding in the garlic and stock.
- Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins until the pumpkin or squash is tender.
- Whizz up the soup with a hand-held blender, food processor or liquidiser until smooth. Pour the soup back into the pan and simmer for 2 – 3 mins.
- This soup goes perfectly with crusty bread.
Pumpkin and fresh ingredients are available at Annam Gourmet stores. Let’s cook nutritious pumpkin soups for the family and celebrate this exciting Halloween with Annam Gourmet!