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  • Is there such a thing as good pumpkin soup?

    I've now tried making pumpking soup twice and both times it is awful. Is there really such a thing as good pumpkin soup?

    Renee





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  • #2
    There is, I've just never made one. The best ones I've had, in restaurants, are usually a bit spicy. What was in yours?

    Here are a variety of recipes you might look through....
    http://www.mom-mom.com/pumpkin_soup_recipes.htm


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    • #3
      I'd have to look to find a good recipe, but the best pumpkin soup, IMHO, has curry powder in it. Gives it a smoky, spicy, exotic flavor. Had a wonderful bowl of it in Safety Harbor last fall. YUM![]

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      • #4
        I found one two years ago in All recipes. Smelled great was awful. The one we tried last night was from the vitamix book. Called for chicken/veg. broth, pumpkin, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, brown sugar and coconut milk. It smelled terrible and from the look of my son's face tasted even worse. Poor kid.

        I don't know if I want to try again.[B)]

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        • #5
          I think (having never made pumpkin soup--I like butternut squash soup too much) that part of it has to do with the water content in pumpkins, which varies. Most pumpkin in baked goods is canned pumpkin, because fresh pumpkins tend to be really watery. (In cooking school we were told that even super-high-end restaurants use canned pumpkin for pastry, because it's just too much of a crapshoot with fresh.)

          I also think cooking the pumpkin separately to al dente and just stirring it in the soup at the end might lessen some of the mush factor.

          If it were me, I'd just cut my losses on the pumpkin soup, and eat my pumpkin as pie filling.

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          • #6
            I am agreeing with you. Pumpkin for pie Super great not so great for soup. lol

            Renee





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            • #7
              Aaaah!!! I'm having a flashback. My mom was into "natural foods" when I was a kid. I can still remember all the carob, and having to go to the food co-op on "breakdown day."

              One of her favorite meals at that time was pumpkin, cashew, and orange juice soup. Hot orange juice broth (eeeew) with chunks of pumpkin and cashews. Blech.

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              • #8
                I've had a great pumpkin soup. This local restaurant in Safety Harbor makes a very yummy one. I tried duplicating it at home and mine turned out okay. I'll see if I can find the recipe for you.

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                • #9
                  Casey,
                  Is it the one that's down the street from the Safety Harbor hotel? It was delicious! []

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                  • #10
                    I make a white sauce in the Vitamix --

                    3 c hot milk
                    1/2 c butter
                    1/2 cup flour
                    2 cloves garlic

                    Then I add the pumpkin (big can)
                    1/4 onion
                    1 T maple syrup
                    and the spices the Vitamix recipe called for -- nutmeg and cayene pepper (small amount)

                    I think it's great. Very rich.

                    And when I serve it, most people (who don't mind a white sauce), like it.

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                    • #11
                      Ditto on the one from Safety Harbor. It was YUMMY!

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                      • #12
                        The key is the type of pumpkin! Sugar pumpkins are best for soup regular pumkins[xx(] Let me know if that works for ya!

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                        • #13
                          Have you ever had Welsh Rarebit? I have a wonderful recipe for Pumpkin Rarebit Soup that I just love. I grew up on Welsh Rarebit as a kid and this has a very similar flavor, but with cooked pumpkin as the base. If you're interested, I'll look for the recipe.

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