Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Bitch-in-Kitch, um, X?: Curried Pumpkin Soup

Loaf Originally uploaded by Siddity.

Four reasons not to get excited about this post: 1. Loaf will be a silent partner, won't you, Loaf? *Gagged loaf looks daggers at Sid with his little bready eyes* 2. It's soup. Again. But as usual, it's delicious. *bready eyes roll* 3. It won't be funny. *hmphs from our little home-slice* 4. Did I mention it's soup again? Reasons to get excited: 1. Did I mention it's goddamn delicious? 2. My people, meet the pumpkin: it's more than a pie filling, though the West Indians already know that well enough. 3. Meat is involved, praise be to Jah or whoever. Why am I such a goddamn kitchen genius? How do I manage to produce such healthy yet sinful deliciousness with such consistency? Huh? Why? How? Of course, I'm not a kitchen genius so much as a proficient dabbler, but I swear this is one magnificent result for some shit I made up my damn self on the spot.*

Ingredients: 2 c. chopped onion 1 c. chopped carrot 1.5 c. chopped white mushroom 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 c. chopped boniato (white sweet potato) 4 tbs. butter 8 cups chicken stock

1 29 oz. can pureed pumpkin (sorry, forgot to put this in the first post. Dammit.) 1/2 tbsp. curry powder 1 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. sugar In large stock pot, sautee onions, garlic, carrots and mushrooms in butter over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Add boniato and sautee additional 3 minutes. Add chicken stock, raise heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes. Add canned pumpkin, one cup at a time, stirring until dispersed. Add curry powder, cumin, cinnamon and sugar and stir, then simmer additional 10 minutes on very low heat. Remove from heat and serve topped with slices of green apple and cold, roasted chicken. Serves about 10. Without the chicken and apple, soup is approximately 132 calories per bowl, packed with vitamins and in-season, fall harvest vegetable goodnes, and tasty-delicious as all hell. Enjoy!

*I know that there are other recipes for curried pumpkin soup out there; I just didn't follow any of them.


At 10/19/2005 01:49:00 AM, Blogger Berry said...

Perfecto! Fall recipes, rock! Poor loaf :(

At 10/19/2005 02:03:00 AM, Anonymous Hilari said...

mmmmm.... love pumpkin soup....can ya send me some?

At 10/19/2005 08:59:00 AM, Blogger Nerd Girl said...

Ummm - how much canned pumpkin do you use? Sounds great, can't wait to try it! Now, how to get the hubby to eat pumpkin soup . . .

At 10/19/2005 09:04:00 AM, Blogger princessdominique said...

Wow now that looks like something that I'd enjoy ALOT.

At 10/19/2005 10:54:00 AM, Blogger K. said...

Mmmm, just in time for fall. I'm gonna try it!.


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