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Potimarron and leek soup


Potimarron and leek soup
This autumnal soup combines the flavours of Japanese chestnut pumpkin (potimarron) and leeks - they go so well together. The resulting soup is velvety smooth and delicious.
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Last modified on: November 29th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
38 min.29 min.1 hour 7 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 15 min.
Potimarron and leek soup : Photo of step #1
Prepare 800 g potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) and cut into medium-sized chunks.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Potimarron and leek soup : Photo of step #2
Prepare 400 g leeks and chop finely.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
Potimarron and leek soup : Photo of step #3
Prepare 50 g onion and chop finely.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Potimarron and leek soup : Photo of step #4
Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a large saucepan on high heat. When good and hot, add the chopped onion, salt and pepper.

Cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Potimarron and leek soup : Photo of step #5
Add the pumpkin and leeks to the pan, salt and pepper again, then mix well.

Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Potimarron and leek soup : Photo of step #6
Pour in 1 litre whole milk (1 pint 3/4) and mix well.

Stage 7 - 25 min.
Potimarron and leek soup : Photo of step #7
Leave to simmer on low heat until the pumpkin is soft.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Potimarron and leek soup : Photo of step #8
Blend thoroughly until the soup is completely smooth.

Stage 9
Potimarron and leek soup : Photo of step #9
Check the seasoning before serving.

Remarks

You can use another type of pumpkin or squash instead.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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