Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday's Soup

I'm back with another soup recipe from Panera Bread. Everyone who enjoys pumpkin seems to have a favorite recipe for pumpkin soup. I do as well, although I have yet to post my personal recipe, but I will over the winter. Since I do love pumpkin just about anything, I thought that I would try out the Panera Bread recipe. It's a nice soup. My husband is my official taster. He liked the fact that it is a very mild soup, not at all overly spiced. I on the other hand like, actually love, a spicy just about anything. For my bowl of soup I added chopped, fresh cayenne pepper. Keep in mind that I usually have a layer of hot red pepper flakes on my pizza, so I really like spicy food. 

Curried Pumpkin Soup

The Ingredients;
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) 100 percent pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk(I used the entire can as I felt that the soup was a little too think)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt(I also added black pepper)
  • Pinch of sugar


Step 1.

Heat oil and butter in large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onion, carrot, garlic, ginger, and curry powder. Cook until carrots are soft, 5 to 8 minutes.
Step 2.Pour in 1 1/2 cups of broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, coconut milk, salt, and sugar, and cook 2 minutes. Transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until very smooth. I use a hand held blending wand. Makes life so much easier.  

Step 3.

Return to pan and heat through. 
To serve, Panera suggests a dollop of sour cream. I used Labna, a Middle Eastern style yogurt. It's rich and creamy and I like the taste much better than sour cream.  And as I said earlier, I also added the chopped cayenne pepper. This is a lovely soup for lunch or a light supper. It will also freeze well since there is no dairy in the recipe.

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1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm, I love pumpkin soup. Is very similar the receip I make.