Thai Pumpkin Soup

Thai Pumpkin Soup

The best shout for your Halloween munch. Better than any Thai squash soup you’ll get in the supermarkets!

Notes:

Kaffir Lime Leaves are key here!

Cooking Time (includes preparation time): 40 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable Stock - £.050
  • 4 Pumpkins - £3.96
  • Kaffir Lime Leaves - £1.45
  • 1 Brown Onion - £0.16
  • Garlic - £0.30
  • 400ml Coconut Milk - £0.95
  • Bunch of Coriander - £0.70
  • Red Chillies - £0.60
  • Knob of Ginger - £0.27
  • Lemongrass Puree - £1.00
  • Total Cost - £9.99 - This covers absolutely everything. All we assume you have in your kitchen beforehand is SALT, PEPPER AND OLIVE OIL.

Method:

  1. Finely slice 1 onion, 1 red chilli 2 cloves of garlic, the stalks of the coriander bunch and the big knob of ginger. Set them aside.
  2. Hollow out the pumpkins, scooping the flesh off the sides. Chop up the flesh.
  3. Get a large pan on the heat. Pour in a glug of olive oil. Add your onion, ginger, garlic, chilli and coriander stalks. Fry until soft. Add a heaped teaspoon of lemongrass puree. Mix it in, and then add your pumpkin.
  4. Stir it about, and then crumble in a stock cube. Pour in enough water so it is covering the pumpkin, and a lid and boil for 25-30 minutes until the pumpkin is soft.
  5. Take a hand blender and blitz the pumpkin. Remove and scuzz with a spoon.
  6. Add your coconut milk. Blitz again. Remove any more scuzz.
  7. Now, turn up the heat and bubble the soup down until you have a nice thick consistency.
  8. When ready, pour soup back into hollowed out pumpkins, scatter with coriander leaves, drizzle over some olive oil and tuck in!
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