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Roast Pumpkin Soup

Roast Pumpkin Soup

A comforting bowl of pumpkin soup with the flavour-goodness of honey and cream.
Ingredients :
-> Half a pumpkin, split in two
-> 1 tsp of honey
-> 1 cup cream
-> 1 bulb of garlic, skin removed
-> 1 onion
-> 2 liter chicken stock
-> Olive oil
-> Salt and pepper
-> 2 red chillies, 1 deseeded and finely chopped
-> Juice of 2 lemons
-> Zest of one lemon
-> Extra virgin olive
-> Handful of thyme
Roast Pumpkin Soup
Method :

-> Preheat the oven to 180-200 degrees C.

-> Cut the pumpkin in half, remove the seeds and slash it in.

-> Drizzle some olive oil, salt and pepper and rub well on the cut side of the pumpkin.

-> Poke the red chilly and place it inside the pumpkin with thyme.

-> Drizzle olive oil on the onion and garlic and put them with pumpkin in the oven to roast.

-> Remove from the tray and allow the tray to cool.

-> Scoop the flesh of pumpkin into a saucepan. Add onion, garlic and 1 cup of chicken stock and blend the mixture.

-> Heat pan, add rest of the chicken stock, honey and cream. Bring to gentle simmer and season to taste.

-> Make the masala with finely chopped red chilly, lemon zest, some lemon juice, some extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

Beetroot and Coconut Soup

Beetroot and Coconut Soup

Ingredients

1) 2 small onions, sliced
2) Olive oil
3) 1 carrot, chopped
4) 1/2 tsp minced ginger
5) 1 green chilli, chopped
6) 1 lemongrass, chopped
7) 5-6 lime leaves
8) 1 beetroot, chopped
9) 1 Tbsp rice vinegar/ white vinegar/ white wine
10) 250 ml vegetable stock
11) Season with salt and pepper
12) 1 small (about 200 ml) tetra pack of coconut milk
13) 1 Tbsp cream

Method

1) In a pot heat some olive oil and add the onions.
2) Add to that some minced ginger. Stir.
3) Add the green chillies, lemon grass, lime leaves and mix all well.
4)Add the beetroot now. Mix well.
5)Add some vinegar.
6)Add the stock now.
7)You can buy stock cubes from departmental stores or make stock at home too. You can add more veggies also if you wish to.
8)Adjust the stock according to your vegetables.
9)Add some salt and pepper.
10)Add the coconut milk and mix.
11)Let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
12)Then put in a blender and blend.
13)Add some cream and fresh herbs to garnish.