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Pumpkin And Ginger Soup

Submitted by Crafty Cookie 11 June 2009

Serve immediately into waiting hot bowls. For a little variety try the following serving ideas:- Add a few chopped chives when serving the soup Swap the mascarpone for creme fraiche. Sprinkle over a little freshly grated parmesan cheese.

 
 
 
 

Ingredients

3lbs pumpkin flesh (peeled and deseeded) ,2oz fresh root ginger (peeled and grated) ,8oz mascarpone ,½ teaspoon salt ,, ,,Method ,,1 Place the pumpkin flesh in a large saucepan. ,,2 Add the ginger and salt. ,,3 Pour over sufficient cold water to half fill the pan. ,,4 Cover with a cartouche (a circle of greaseproof paper) or a tightly fitting lid. ,,5 Bring to the boil reduce the heat and simmer for about 1r5 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender. ,,6 Pour the contents of the saucepan into a food processor or liquidiser a little at a time and blitz until the required thickness is achieved. ,,7 Pour the soup into a clean saucepan. ,,8 Check for seasoning and adjust to taste. ,,9 Warm through thoroughly. ,,10 Add the mascarpone stir through. ,, ,,Serve immediately in warmed bowls. ,, ,,Variations ,, ,,Add a few chopped chives when serving the soup. ,,Sprinkle over freshly grated parmesan cheese. ,,Swap the mascarpone for crème fraiche. ,, ,,Serves 4 – 6 people ,, ,, , ,,

Method

1 Place the pumpkin flesh in a large saucepan.
2 Add the ginger and salt.
3 Pour over sufficient cold water to half fill the pan.
4 Cover with a cartouche (a circle of greaseproof paper) or a tightly fitting lid.
5 Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender.
6 Pour the contents of the saucepan into a food processor or liquidiser, a little at a time and blitz until the required thickness is achieved.
7 Pour the soup into a clean saucepan.
8 Check for seasoning and adjust to taste.
9 Warm through thoroughly.
10 Add the mascarpone, stir through.



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