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Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup

Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup

A smooth and fragrant soup, it's much better with potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) than ordinary pumpkin.

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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 2 litres, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
50 min.20 min.1 hour 10 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup : Photo of step #1Prepare 1 kg potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) or pumpkin, as indicated here. 25 min.
2 Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup : Photo of step #2Cut it into small pieces and put in a big pan, cover with water, salt, add 1 chicken stock cube and bring to the boil. 15 min.
3 Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup : Photo of step #3Cook covered until pumpkin is soft (about 20 minutes). 20 min.
4 Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup : Photo of step #4Remove from heat, and blend, directly in the pan until smooth. 3 min.
5 Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup : Photo of step #5Blend in a bowl 2 tablespoons cornflour with 2 tablespoons of cold water. 2 min.
6 Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup : Photo of step #6Pour at one go into the pan while whisking non-stop. This operation will give a very smooth velouté. 2 min.
7 Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup : Photo of step #7Put the pan back on the heat and add 200 ml liquid cream while whisking all the time, and bring back to the boil. Check seasoning, it's ready. 3 min.

Remarks

If you use potimarron, don't remove the skin, just scrub it with a brush, the flavour will be much better.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
38215 gr79 gr1 gr
19 %6 %7 %<1 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
191 gr4 gr0 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 2 litres : 3.26 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Joël Robuchon and Louis, market gardener of Saint-Renan.
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