It's hard to believe it, but up a few years ago you'd have had a difficult task finding a pumpkin in any shop in Ireland. Nowadays the whole country seems to be scooping out pumpkins and making jack o'lanterns for Halloween. So not being a wasteful lot I came across this recipe. This ones for a tasty soup, just the thing if you've been out 'trick or treating. I've made this for the family and it goes down a treat, so I hope you like and enjoy.... :)
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
When I first went to try this, I thought it would be slightly sweet. My taste buds were nicely surprised at how savory this soup is! A really good creamy soup to enjoy on a cool fall day. The smoked bacon really added a depth of flavor everyone is sure to enjoy!
butter (about a teaspoon)
raw smoked bacon diced
pumpkin fresh, peeled deseeded and cube (small size pumpkin)
Melt the butter in large heavy bottomed pot. Add onion dices, raw diced smoked bacon and pumpkin flesh.
sweat for about 6-8 minutes med heat to release the flavours. Add the tomato puree and stir. Then pour in the stock and stir in the cream. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Liquidise with a hand blender and season to taste.
TO SERVE = pour soup onto bowl and sprinkle the cooked bacon pieces on top. serve with a warm slice of crusty garlic bread and enjoy..... :)