Creamy Pumpkin-Coconut Soup with Spiced Oil Drizzle

Pumpkin seed oil has a daring, earthy taste typical of melons and gourds and a wealthy amber shade. When gently warmed with curry spices, it may be utilized in a dipping sauce for crudites, on flatbread, or as remaining garnish for creamy coconut-pumpkin soup the place the oil provides complexity to the style and warmth. A number of roasted pumpkin seeds sprinkled on prime of the soup additionally offers a clue to the soup’s identification.

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Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: About 35 minutes + time for oil to marinate
Shelf Life: At the least 5 days underneath refrigeration


1 recipe Curried Pumpkin Seed Oil (see beneath)
1 ounce vegetable oil or unsalted butter
four ounces diced yellow onion
½ ounce finely chopped garlic
24 ounces recent or canned pumpkin puree
16 ounces vegetable or hen inventory
1 ounce grated recent ginger
1 ounce lemongrass paste
½ ounce firmly packed gentle brown sugar
¼ teaspoon floor allspice
12 ounces canned coconut milk
1.5 ounce finely chopped recent chives


  1. Put together the curried pumpkin oil recipe.
  2. In a big pot, warmth the vegetable oil over medium-high and saute the onion and garlic till the onion is wilted and lightweight brown, about eight minutes. Stir within the pumpkin, inventory, ginger, lemongrass paste, brown sugar, and allspice. Cowl and produce to a boil, then scale back warmth and simmer for 20 minutes. 
  3. Switch the soup to a blender and puree till utterly easy. Return to the pot, stir in coconut milk, chives, salt, and pepper, and simmer. Ladle into bowls and serve with a beneficiant spoonful of curried pumpkin oil drizzled over the soup. 

Curried Pumpkin Seed Oil

1 tablespoon delicate or scorching curry powder
four ounces pumpkin seed oil
1/eight teaspoon crimson pepper flakes

In a small saucepan or skillet, warmth the curry powder over medium till simply warmed, stirring usually. Pour within the pumpkin seed oil, add the pepper flakes and prepare dinner over very low warmth for about 15 minutes. Flip off the warmth and let it sit whereas making ready the soup. Pour by means of a really fantastic strainer and season to style with salt. 


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