Spiced pumpkin soup

Spiced pumpkin soup

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  • Easy
  • Serves 10

A smooth soup made with butternut squash which will satisfy vegetarians, or spice it up with a scattering of chilli shrimps

  • Freezable (Freezable without shrimps)
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal282
fat18g
saturates12g
carbs27g
sugars11g
fibre4g
protein5g
low insalt0.25g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    In a large pan, heat the oil with ½ tsp salt and some pepper. Add the leeks and potatoes, cook for 5 mins over a medium heat, stirring constantly, then add the garlic and squash. Continue to cook for 10 mins to give everything a bit of colour.

  • STEP 2

    Add the coconut milk and 1 litre water, or enough to cover the mixture. Place the lemongrass on a board and crush with the flat end of a cleaver or knife, then add to the soup, turn the heat up and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 mins until the squash is mushy. Remove the lemongrass.

  • STEP 3

    Blend until smooth (the soup should be nice and thick, but add a splash of water if it has become too thick). Return to the saucepan and put back onto the heat. Taste and season again, then serve with a bowl of snipped chives and one of Chilli shrimps (see below), allowing guests to help themselves.

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SERVE WITH CHILLI SHRIMPS

Finely chop 1 large tomato. Deseed and finely dice 2 long red chillies. Mix with 300g cooked shrimps or small prawns, small bunch chives, snipped and small handful chopped coriander leaves. Best assembled just before serving.

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