Thai coconut pumpkin soup

    Thai coconut pumpkin soup

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    25min


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    About this recipe: This is a spicy Thai variety of our favourite pumpkin soup. You can make it mild or spicy by using different types of chillies. A quick and easy supper that's perfect for autumn!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 15g butter
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 4 shallots, chopped
    • 2 small fresh red chillies, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chopped lemongrass
    • 500ml chicken stock
    • 350ml coconut milk
    • 475g peeled and diced pumpkin
    • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil and butter over low heat. Cook garlic, shallots, chillies and lemon grass until fragrant (be careful not to burn the garlic). Stir in chicken stock, coconut milk and pumpkin; bring to the boil. Cook until pumpkin softens.
    2. In a blender, blend the soup in batches to a smooth or slightly chunky consistency, whatever you prefer. Serve garnished with basil leaves.

    Shortcut

    Use pre-made pumpkin puree instead of raw pumpkin in this recipe and your soup will be ready in even less time!

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    Thai coconut pumpkin soup
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    Reviews (17)

    sroberson
    9

    Really lovely. I used additional fresh ginger and also added kafir lime leaves which really lifted it and gave an authentic Thai flavour. The family loved it! - 24 Oct 2011

    atsirou
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    9

    This soup is GORGEOUS. Perfectly creamy, spicy and fresh, as well as ridiculously easy to make. Absolutely lovely. Only thing I did differently was to add Thai curry paste to taste, and a few glugs of fish sauce. That truly made this soup perfect! - 27 Sep 2011

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    8

    Very easy and spectacular results considering effort! Altho I agree that the time it takes to prep the pumpkin makes the overall cooking time more like 45mins. Best pumpkin soup we've made. - 02 Oct 2011

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