Cream of pumpkin and coconut soup

Cream of pumpkin and coconut soup

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Feel Good Food
Serves
4
Photographer
Chris Chen

Welcome autumn’s bright orange pumpkins with this Thai-inspired soup. The coconut cream adds a rich silkiness, while the ginger juice adds excitement.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon ginger, finely diced
1 teaspoon fresh turmeric, diced
or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon galangal, diced
1/2 lemongrass stem, finely chopped, white part only
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 small red chilli, sliced, (optional)
8 coriander roots, chopped
500g pumpkin, cut into 2 cm cubes
3 kaffir lime leaves
400ml coconut cream
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon thai basil leaves, finely sliced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon ginger juice, (see note)

Method

  1. To make the paste, purée or pound the onion, diced ginger, turmeric, galangal, lemongrass, garlic, chilli and coriander with 1/2 cup water in a food processor or with a mortar and pestle until smooth.
  2. Heat a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat and sauté the paste for 3–5 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the pumpkin, lime leaves and 1 cup water to the pan. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add the coconut cream and sea salt and simmer over low heat. Once the pumpkin is soft, remove the pan from the heat and discard the lime leaves. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and process until smooth, then return to the pan. Alternatively, process the soup using a hand-held blender.
  3. Put the pan back over medium heat to warm through. Just before serving, stir through the Thai basil and lemon juice. Serve with the ginger juice drizzled over the top.

Note

  • Grate a 1 cm knob of ginger, place in a muslin cloth (cheesecloth) and squeeze out the juice.
Tags:
healthy
wholefoods
diet
low-fat
low fat
SBS
simple
easy
weeknight
midweek
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