Happy Halloween & Papa G’s Pumpkin Soup Recipe

whole hog cafe

Happy Halloween all! Just look at these humongous pumpkins we discovered at the Whole Hog Farm Shop & Tearoom in Pickering, Yorkshire recently. I know Theo has already made an appearance on the blog but for those who missed him, here he is with his little pumpkin friends.

pumpkins

I can’t recommend the tearoom enough, delicious, nutritious, tasty food, a fabulous farm shop with butchers attached and all with views of pretty fields full of horses, donkeys and even llamas!

Theo the Pumpkin Man

Now to use up some of the pumpkins purchased with pumpkin soup (it would be rude not to!)

pumpkin soup

Ingredients:

Serves 6

2 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, whole
2 small carrots, chopped into large chunks
5 tbsp olive oil
1kg pumpkins peeled, deseeded and chopped into square chunks
1/2 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
800ml vegetable stock (you can use chicken stock if you prefer)
sea salt & freshly ground pepper.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C .

Place the onions, garlic, in skins, carrots and pumpkin into an oven dish and drizzle with 3 tsbp of olive oil. Put into the oven and roast for 20 minutes. When the vegetables are golden brown, remove and place in a large saucepan, squeezing the garlic from their skins and cover the vegetables with the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the chilli to create some heat. Gently cook for 6 minutes, stirring occassionally.

Pour the vegetable stock into the pan, then season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins until the pumpkin is soft. Purée with a hand blender.

Serve with a swirl of crème fraîche if you like. Enjoy!

Soup can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Photographs © Peter Broadbent.

 

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5 Comments on Happy Halloween & Papa G’s Pumpkin Soup Recipe

  1. Alison
    October 30, 2014 at 11:00 (6 months ago)

    Love that pumpkin and squash man, he is ace. The soup looks gorgeous as well
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    • honestmum
      October 30, 2014 at 21:43 (6 months ago)

      Thanks lovely, Theo is a handsome chap and soup is perfect for this time of year x

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  2. Coombemill
    November 23, 2013 at 11:38 (1 year ago)

    I love Pumpkin soup, my kids are now sick of it I’ve made so much this season!

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    • honestmum
      November 23, 2013 at 21:48 (1 year ago)

      @Coombemill hehe, same here, I personally never tire of it!

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  3. Cured Confection
    November 8, 2013 at 23:15 (1 year ago)

    I LOVE that this isn’t the typical bisque that most fall/winter squash finds themselves in. Great recipe! Lacey

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