What you see in this picture is a humble bowl of pumpkin soup which I am happily consuming right now even as I write this blogpost. The title of this post belies how simple and easy it is to cook it. A friend of mine who has rather bougie tastebuds came by for dinner the other day and sampled this soup – he asked for the recipe and said that it was “Michelin Star” level Pumpkin soup. 🙂
All that to say, it does taste pretty damn good. It is comfort food, and when I’m in a bad place, I have been known to cook pumpkin soup to cheer myself up.
I want to share with you this recipe and that I developed based on the Mushroom Soup Recipe by Anthony Bourdain.
So the original mushroom soup recipe by Anthony Bourdain calls for Mushrooms, Onions, Butter – 3 ingredients which you sautee together for abit and then add chicken stock to and simmer for 40 mins or so. It tastes amazing!
I figured that I could take this template and use it on Pumpkin Soup. It seems like Pumpkins are in season at this time of the year, and when I went grocery shopping, the Pumpkins called out to me. So one day, I bought half a Pumpkin, some white Onions, Chicken stock and went to work.
It turned out amazing, and so many friends of mine who have tried this soup (all of them foodies) have expressed how much they love it. As a result, I feel compelled to share this simple and heart-warming recipe with you.
If you do use this recipe, please feel free to post pics of it and tell me how it went in the comment section below. Would love to hear from you.
MEOW’S ”MICHELIN STAR” LEVEL PUMPKIN SOUP (Serves 4)
2 White Onions, chopped
Half a Pumpkin, skinned and chopped
Butter (2 sticks/226g)
- Sautee Onions and butter till Onions are translucent but not browned
- Add Pumpkin, and sautee till tender
- Add 1 Liter of Chicken Stock and simmer on low heat for 40 mins
- Break out your trusty Electric Blender, pour the Pumpkin Soup into it
- Grab a kitchen towel, wrap it securely around the top lid of the blender before you turn it on. The hot soup is going to seep out and you don’t want to get burnt.
- Once the soup is nicely blended and velvety smooth, you can pour it directly from the blender into bowls to serve.