Chipotle Spiced Pumpkin Soup


Chipotle Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Time: Active 40 minutes

Total 1 hour 5 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped onion

  • 3 chopped garlic cloves

  • 4 cups ½ inch cubed peeled fresh pumpkin or butternut squash

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple cut into ½ inch cubes

  • 1 finely chopped, seeded chipotle chile canned in adobo sauce

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 3 cups of unsalted vegetable stock

  • 1oz Spanish chorizo finely sliecd and chopped

  • ¼ cup water

Method:

  1. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat.

  2. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

  4. Add pumpkin, apples, chipotle chile, cinnamon and ¼ tsp salt and cook for 5 minutes stirring often.

  5. Add stock and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes until pumpkin and apples are tender.

  6. Cook chorizo in a small skillet over a medium heat until crisp.

  7. Place half pumpkin mixture in blender, remove centre piece of blender lid to allow steam to escape and secure lid on blender. Place a clean towel in the lids centre hole to avoid splatters.

  8. Blend until smooth.

  9. Place soup in a bowl and repeat blender procedure with remaining pumpkin mixture.

  10. Pour in water and reheat if necessary.

  11. Divide soup in bowls and garnish with chorizo.

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