Save the pumpkin!… soup

ImageHalloween will see hundreds, thousands, lots of pumpkins have their insides removed and thrown away in the name of lanterns. STOP. It doesn’t need to be this way.

And don’t worry if you don’t like pumpkin. I don’t either, and neither does my dad, but we did like this.

Spiced pumpkin and orange soup.

You will need:

Pumpkin insides,
An onion,
Hot water,
Orange juice,
Cinnamon,
Salt and pepper,
Vegetable stock,

Method:

  1. Fry onion in oil in a soup pot.
  2. Remove seeds from pulp and add the pulp to the pot. (Seeds can be saved and toasted with salt to sprinkle on things.)
  3. Cover in hot water and add vegetable stock (1 per pumpkin)
  4. Add a cup of orange juice and allow to simmer until pumpkin is soft.
  5. Blitz. Add salt, pepper and cinnamon to taste.

Serving suggestion: Add a swirl of creme fraiche and pumpkin ravioli (we used tesco finest, others are available I am sure.)

Be warned it tastes so good Halloween cookies may try to dance around it.Image

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