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I love soup. It is quick and easy liquid meal! Whenever i feel like not having a heavy meal, a warm bowl of soup served with some crusty bread will definitely be at the top of my list. My favorite would be MISO soup! Soup of the day: Pumpkin + Carrot soup!
If i want my soup to be a clear soup for the day, i will boil up a pot of chicken stock, then combining with whatever vegies i need for the day, boil it for few hours before serving with some parleys or pepper.
For a thicker texture of soup, similar like the pumpkin soup i made in this post, i roasted my pumpkin and carrot first then only boil it together with the chicken or vegie stock for 2 hours. Next, the easiest step of all, blend all the liquid and vegies together in a blender, there you have it… a smooth texture of soup, well served with a piece of garlic bread from the oven. I always leave a little portion of the stock a side, in case the blended mixtures is too thick, extra stock would be added in for a better texture.
Quick Roasted Pumpkin & Carrot Soup
Ingredients (serving for 2-3 person)
1 big pumpkin, cut into small pieces
3 medium sized carrots, cut into small pieces
drizzle of olive oil
1 brown onions, thinly sliced (optional)
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp curry powder (optional)
4 cups chicken stock or dashi stock
dash of garlic powder
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 200°C. Place pumpkin, carrot and brown onion in roasting pan drizzle over oil and toss to coat. Roast 30 minutes or until tender.
Heat oil in sauce pot over medium heat. Sauteed the garlic until fragrances. Add roasted pumpkin, carrot, stock and 2 cups water. Cover and bring to boil over medium heat. Cook, covered, on low for 30 minutes. Add in the curry and garlic powder before turning off the heat. Season it with salt & pepper. Set aside to cool slightly.
Blend 3/4 of pumpkin mixture until smooth. Transfer into clean saucepan. Repeat with remaining mixture. Stir over low heat, until warm. Drizzle a little olive oil and decorate it with some parsley. If you would like, it can be served together with some crusty bread.
Enjoy the recipe! cook & smile.
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