Curried Pumpkin Soup

recipe
For a more elegant touch, top this hearty soup with cooked shrimp or crabmeat.

Yield:

Makes about 11 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

1 large sweet onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (15-oz.) cans unsweetened pumpkin
1 cup water
1 (32-oz.) container low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
1 (13.5-oz.) can lite coconut milk
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
Garnishes: sour cream, chopped fresh chives

Preparation

1. Sauté onion in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and next 4 ingredients; sauté 1 minute. Add pumpkin, 1 cup water, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; add coconut milk, lime juice, and salt, and simmer, stirring often, 25 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.

2. Process pumpkin mixture, in batches, in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Return pumpkin mixture to Dutch oven, and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Garnish, if desired.

November 2006
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