PUMPKIN SOUP

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Serves 8-10

Ingredients

2 kilograms kent pumpkin (also known as jap pumpkin), skinned and chopped

5 cups salt-reduced chicken stock liquid

15 centimetre piece leek, diced

1 teaspoon salt-reduced chicken stock powder 

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2-3 drops tabasco (optional)

¼ teaspoon cracked pepper

1 cup coconut cream (Ayam brand)


Directions

Place the pumpkin, chicken stock, leek, chicken stock powder, ground nutmeg, tabasco and cracked pepper into a large boiling pot on medium heat. Bring to the boil and then turn down to low heat and cook until pumpkin is soft in texture when tested with a skewer.

Use a stick blender in the pot and blend until silky smooth in appearance. Add the coconut cream and mix through the blended soup.

NOTE: Use can use a food processor to blend the soup in batches. Be careful when using this method as the soup is hot.

MainsJulie Nicolaides