Recipe: Tasty Ladybirds Pumpkin Soup

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Ladybirds Pumpkin Soup.

Ladybirds Pumpkin Soup You can make Ladybirds Pumpkin Soup using 14 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Ladybirds Pumpkin Soup

  1. Prepare 2 tbsp of olive oil, extra virgin.
  2. You need 1 of whole small pumpkin or half of 1 large pumpkin – peeled , deseeded and cut into chunks.
  3. It’s 3 of whole garlic cloves.
  4. It’s 1 of chicken stock cube.
  5. It’s 1 pinch of cinnamon.
  6. It’s 1 of vegetable stock – enough to cover ingredients in pot.
  7. You need 1 small of bunch chives – roughly torn up.
  8. Prepare 1 small of bunch parsley – roughly torn up.
  9. It’s 2 of -3 sprigs of rosemary – roughly torn up.
  10. Prepare 1 pinch of cracked seasalt.
  11. Prepare 1 pinch of cracked black pepper.
  12. It’s 2 of -3 tablespoons cream.
  13. You need 1 of parsley to garnish – optional.
  14. You need 1 of cream for garnish – optional.

Ladybirds Pumpkin Soup instructions

  1. Peel and deseed the pumpkin then cut the flesh into medium sized chunks and peel the garlic but leave it whole ..
  2. In a large pot , on high heat , add the oil , followed by the pumpkin chunks , whole garlic cloves , cinnamon and the half the amount of the herbs and then give them a toss to coat all . And proceed to cook for couple minutes to release the flavours and natural sugars ..
  3. Then add just enough vegetable stock to cover the ingredients in pot followed by the crumbled up chicken stock cube , salt and pepper , then stir to combine all . Now bring to the boil then turn down to a simmer (medium / low) and simmer , uncovered , for about 35-45 minutes , or until the pumpkin and garlic are very tender , then stir through the remaining herbs and let simmer a further couple minutes , then remove from heat and let cool slightly before blending.
  4. Using a stick blender works best , gently blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy (or to desired consistency) , then add the cream , to taste , and blend to combine thoroughly or until light smooth and creamy or desired consistency ..
  5. Now pour into a clean heat proof jug till needed and serve into a serving bowl , with a swirl of cream and parsley to garnish (optional) . Serve hot or cold . Enjoy . :-).