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Spiced Pumpkin and Bacon Soup

Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: 40 minutesType of meal : | Soups | SoupsSpecial diet : Ingredients1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil7 oz (200 g) onions, sliced3 lb (1.3 kg) pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, and cut into chunks4½ oz (125 g) extra-trimmed smoked back bacon, diced1 tbsp ground cumin1 pint (7 fl oz […]

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Cooking time: 40 minutes

Type of meal : | Soups | Soups

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Ingredients

1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
7 oz (200 g) onions, sliced
3 lb (1.3 kg) pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, and cut into chunks
4½ oz (125 g) extra-trimmed smoked back bacon, diced
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 pint (7 fl oz /750 mL) vegetable stock
Salt and black pepper to taste
Sprigs of fresh coriander for garnish
Crusty bread rolls (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions. Stir to coat them with oil, then cover and cook them over a low heat for 5-10 minutes until they start to soften, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the pumpkin, bacon, and cumin to the pan. Stir, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the stock, raise the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender.
  4. Purée the soup with a hand-held mixer or in a food processor.
  5. Season to taste, garnish with coriander and black pepper, and serve, accompanied by a crusty bread roll, if you like.


Variation:
If fresh pumpkin is unavailable, use 15 oz (425 g) canned, unsweetened pumpkin, usually found on supermarkets’ canned fruit shelves.

Nutritional information:

Imported on 2011-01-20 20:26:46 — Original ID:3189

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