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Willi Elsener's Creamed Coconut and Pumpkin Soup

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Category: Vegetables, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 14 oz Pumpkin, cut into thumb
  • -sized cubes; peeled
  • 1 Onion; peeled and sliced
  • 2 Cloves garlic; peeled and
  • -crushed
  • 1 ts Turmeric
  • 1 ts Mild curry powder
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 2 oz Canned unsweetened coconut
  • -cream
  • 1 3/4 pt Cold vegetable stock
  • 1 tb White wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


2 tb Sunflower seeds, toasted;
-coarsely chopped
1 tb Fresh chives; finely chopped

Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan. Add the pumpkin, onion and garlic and
sweat for three minutes, or until the onion is translucent but not
coloured. Stir in the turmeric and curry powder and sweat for a further

Stir in the flour. Add the coconut cream and the cold vegetable stock and
bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, then puree the mixture in
a blender or food processor. Return the soup to the saucepan and bring back
to the boil.

To finish: Add the vinegar and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Sprinkle over the chopped sunflower seeds and chives and serve at once.

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