Have you ever ever tried cooking with smoked paprika? A couple of months in the past I posted a recipe for roasted hen with smoked paprika during which I instructed how I first encountered smoked paprika in a kumara soup in New Zealand.
WHAT IS SMOKED PAPRIKA?
Like chipotle, smoked paprika can add an exquisite smokey dimension to meals. It’s make from peppers which were dried, smoked over a wooden fireplace, and floor right into a powder. It’s not spicy, however provides a smoky depth to any recipe during which its used.
Smoked paprika is ideal with this wealthy and creamy pumpkin soup. This spice has gained reputation lately, so you must be capable to discover it within the spice aisle of most grocery shops or on-line.
WHOLE PUMPKIN OR CANNED PUMPKIN?
This soup might be made with both a complete pumpkin that you just put together your self or with canned pumpkin.
Don’t be intimidated by roasting your personal pumpkin! It’s straightforward and the flavour is extra attention-grabbing than canned pumpkin puree.
You should definitely search for sugar pumpkins or Japanese kabocha pumpkins. The form of pumpkins bought at most grocery shops for carving into jack o’lanterns are usually not meant for cooking, so learn the labels rigorously.
To roast it, all it’s a must to do is minimize the squash in half, scoop out the seeds (which you’ll flip right into a tasty snack!), after which roast the halves till they’re delicate right through. Scoop out the flesh from the skins and also you’re able to make soup.
Methods to Skinny (or Thicken) Your Soup
If after making this soup, you’d prefer it to be slightly thinner, simply stir in some further broth or water. Style to test the seasonings once more, and add extra salt if wanted.
In contrast, when you’d like a thicker soup, you may both add extra pumpkin puree when you’ve got it, or add a couple of slices of recent bread, allow them to soak within the broth till nicely saturated, after which puree them into the soup. Once more, test for seasoning earlier than serving.
CAN THIS PUMPKIN SOUP BE MADE AHEAD?
This soup might be made the day earlier than serving. Reheat gently over low warmth till steaming.
Pumpkin soup additionally makes nice leftovers and might be saved refrigerated for a few week.
CAN THIS SOUP BE FROZEN?
Wish to make an enormous batch for the freezer? That’s nice! This pumpkin soup freezes superbly, even with the milk and cream. Simply switch it to freezer containers (or use freezer baggage, like this), and freeze for as much as three months.
To reheat, you may both let it thaw within the fridge over night time or pop the frozen soup proper right into a sauce pan. Both manner, reheat over low warmth till steaming. If it appears to separate, simply puree it once more within the blender till clean.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH PUMPKIN SOUP
Serve this soup with crusty garlic bread or delicate garlic knots on the facet. In case you’d like some extra greens together with your meals, a hearty salad like this Kale Caesar Salad could be improbable.
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Up to date October 19, 2018 : We spiffed up this submit slightly to make it sparkle! No modifications to the recipe.