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Creamy Pumpkin Soup December 13, 2008

Filed under: Soups,Vegetables & Lentils — obsidian @ 5:26 am
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This icontains chicken but if you are not a meat eater, you can leave out the meat.

Ingredients:
1/2 a butternut pumpkin (or you could use any type)
4 Potatoes
1/2 a Medium Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
600 ml Light (Reduced fat) Cream
4 finely chopped Chicken Breast/Thighs
1 teaspoon Curry powder
Fresh Basil and Parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:
1). Take the skin off the Chicken (if it has skin on), and fry these in a large soup pot with just a touch of oil.
2). Finely chop the Onion, and chop the potatoes and pumpkin into cubes (as if you were making potato salad – bite sized pieces) and add those to the pot. Add the curry powder. Continue frying.
3). Finely chop the Garlic and herbs (use as many as you wish), and add to the pot when the meat and onion have browned (Garlic cooks quicker than Onion and you don’t want to burn it).
4). After a few moments (Don’t let the Garlic burn), add approx 4 cups of water (enough to cover the ingredients), and simmer this for around 2 hours.
5). Add the Cream, Salt and pepper and simmer for about 5 minutes.
6). Allow to cool slightly, then puree with a hand held blender or food processor.

When done enjoy a bowl with some nice crusty bread, and then pour excess the soup into containers to freeze or leave in the fridge for another day (Will last a few days – depending on how fresh your meat/cream is)

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