A roasted pumpkin soup packed with flavor, perfect for a light dinner.
In Panama the rainy season just started, this is the perfect moment to always have a good roasted pumpkin soup to help us with the somewhat cold weather. We would usually see pumpkin present in some traditional Panamanian soups, but this time wanted to do something not so traditional.
A great tip before starting to prepare any recipe is gathering all the utensils and ingredients needed. The utensils used for the recipe: a sharp knife, a baking sheet, a blender and a medium ceramic pot. In case you don’t have a ceramic pot you can use a medium size saucepan.
In order to prepare this roasted pumpkin soup, we would need few ingredients and its preparation is quite simple.
Before we start we would need to chop into cubes the following ingredients:
- gala apple
- yellow onion
Place all the cubes on a baking sheet and season with salt, garlic, black pepper, thyme and olive oil.
Place baking sheet in the oven and roast the vegetables until soft or fork tender. At this point, your kitchen will smell awesome. The roasting will enhance all the flavors through a process called caramelization of the sugar in the vegetables which gives them a brown color.
Once everything is cooked, we would transfer to the blender all the roasted vegetables. Add the chicken broth and blend away until it is smooth. Then transfer the puree to a medium saucepan and simmer for a few minutes and voila!
The result a delicious and colorful roasted pumpkin soup, to garnish I used some Parmesan cheese and sunflower seeds that complement the pumpkin flavor.
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