Soup with pumpkin and ginger

I confess I can’t understand when people tell me they don’t have time for cooking. That’s fine – there are those who don’t like, don’t know and don’t want it. However, I think that preparing a simple meal for dinner takes as much as stopping by the shop to buy anything ready or waiting for the delivery man to ring the intercom.

You get home, take your shoes off and choose Billie Holiday to play. Then you go to the kitchen and open a bottle of wine. You decide that you will make soup. You chop the pumpkin, listen to your love telling the news, have a sip of your wine, nibble a piece of cheese and the onion goes into the pan to dance in the butter. While the pumpkin cooks, you have 20 minutes to have a look at the paper, reply to a couple of emails, water the plants in the balcony… Then, you blend everything. The cream goes back to the pan and you take this time to toast some bread cubes in the frying pan, set up the table and say hello to your mother. When you realize, the soup is ready and you can carry on your conversation at the table while you finish your glass of wine and sigh with a tasty dinner – something you have prepared. Because cooking means to share, to sigh and to love. Enjoy it!

Soup with pumpkin and ginger

500g of pumpkin
1 and half litre of water
1 chopped onion
3 cloves of chopped garlic
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of oil
A little of grated ginger
Salt and pepper

Peel off the pumpkin, remove the seeds and dice it. In a big pan, put butter and oil and braise the onion with garlic. Add the pumpkin and braise them for two more minutes. Fill it with half of the water and let it boil for 20 minutes or as much as it takes to get soft. If necessary, add more water while cooking. Let it cool down a little and blend it. Put this cream you will have back in the pan and add the water you have left. Season it with ginger, salt and pepper and let it cook for some more minutes in order to get more flavour. You can serve the soup either with the pumpkin seeds slightly toasted or with fresh croutons.

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Categoria: Kitchen - Por: Elisa Correa
3 comentários
  1. Sandra says:

    Com esse friozinho que está fazendo aqui em Florianópolis, essa sopa será perfeita!!

    • Elisa Correa says:

      e o frio já chegou aqui em são paulo também, sandra! vamos fazer sopa! um beijo

  2. Come join in my soup event sometime……..

    You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here for entry details and current theme. New theme each month. All bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.