Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup

Step by step recipe:

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

Remarks:

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

Source:

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

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