October 5, 2011

Wednesday's Chow - Pumpkin Soup

Monday's Guest Blogger Alisha Paige, Craziest Halloween Book Signing Ever, has given us a great autumn recipe today.

 Halloween Pumpkin Soup

1 large onion, diced medium
3 stalk celery, diced medium
2 carrots, diced medium
1 large leek, diced medium
2 cups fresh pumpkin
Or 2 cups canned if in a hurry
6 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of clove
pinch of nutmeg
salt, to taste
  • Add all ingredients into a stock pot over medium high heat.
  • Bring to boil and reduce to simmer.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes (until pumpkin and carrots are tender) and remove from heat.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Puree soup in blender and return to pot.
Alisha Paige lives in the Deep South. She writes romantic paranormal, fantasy, contemporary romance, time travel romance, erotica and vintage historical. Her favorite things are red wine, dark chocolate, hot summer nights and girls' night out. To find out more about her books and upcoming releases, visit Alisha Paige at www.alishapaige.com.


Becky said...

Pumpkin soup is something that I never had. I will give this recipe a try to see if I like it or not. Hopefully it doesn't make a lot since I will be the only one eating it. My husband isn't that crazy for food made out of pumpkin, but I love it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Jerrie Alexander said...

This is the perfect time of the year to try the pumpkin soup. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Sandy L. Rowland said...

I'm going to try this.
I love pumpkin.

Loretta said...

All of you are in for a delicious surprise:) In Australia, they eat pumpkin as a regular vegetable with their roasts etc. Pumpkin soup is a winter favorite there, and something I fell in love with:) My recipe is a bit different, but they all usually taste the same.
When they serve up the bowl of soup in Oz, they add a small dollop of real cream on top. Visualize a cappucino...it looks similar to one of those:)...It's a rich soup, usually a little thick, think of our "cream of" soups and you have an idea:)
I enjoyed the post y'all:)It got me in the mood for a batch!:)

Alisha said...

Hope everyone enjoys their soup. I first had pumpkin soup in Jamaica and fell in love with it! Thanks for having me, Anna. ;)

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Alisha, I don't think I've ever had pumpkin soup. I make pumpkin bread every Christmas and love it. I'm willing to give this a try, but will use canned...lol.

Alisha said...

Hope you enjoy it! I plan on making a big batch this weekend. :)

marybelle said...

As Loretta said, Pumpkin Soup is a great Winter favourite here in Australia.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

We had a soup we think was pumpkin while at a B&B in Scotland. I think I need to try your recipe, thank you. It has already turned to winter in the Sierra Mountains in California so now might be just the time.

Alisha said...

The first time I had pumpkin soup it reminded me of squash. I'm really getting hungry for it now. :)

Gail M Baugniet said...

Your pumpkins are so colorful, I can almost taste the pumpkin pie just looking at the shiny orange shell. Pies get me through the day!

J.D. Faver said...

Yummy! I love pumpkin soup. Thanks for another great recipe, Anna Kathryn.