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

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 25 min.
Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup : Photo of step #1

Stage 2 - 15 min.
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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.

Stage 3 - 20 min.
Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup : Photo of step #3
Cook covered until pumpkin is soft (about 20 minutes).

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Remove from heat, and blend, directly in the pan until smooth.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Blend in a bowl 2 tablespoons cornflour with 2 tablespoons of cold water.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.
If you use potimarron, don't remove the skin, just scrub it with a brush, the flavour will be much better.
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
382 Kcal or 1,599 Kj15 gr79 gr1 gr
19 %6 %7 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
19 Kcal or 80 Kj1 gr4 gr< 1 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 litres : 3.26 €

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