Spicy pumpkin broth

Spicy pumpkin broth recipe

17 ratings

This warming autumnal soup has a zingy, spicy flavour from Thai red curry paste and ginger, with cooling coconut milk for balance. Try serving it up as part of a Bonfire night or Halloween feast. If you can't find pumpkin you can use the same weight of butternut squash instead. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 200 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1kg peeled and diced butternut squash or pumpkin
  • 2 garlic gloves,chopped
  • 2-3cm pieces of ginger
  • 2tbsp of thai red curry paste
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • fresh coriander,to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    845kj
    200kcal
    10%
  • Fat

    8g 11%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    19g 21%
  • Salt

    2.3g 38%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 30.9g Protein 4.1g Fibre 4.6g

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently sauté the onion for 5 minutes. Add the pumpkin, garlic and ginger. Continue to sauté for a further 5 minutes until the pumpkin starts to soften around the edges.
  2. Stir in the Thai red curry paste, coconut milk and stock. Bring to the simmer and cook for 25 minutes, until the pumpkin is completely tender and starting to break up.
  3. Cool slightly then blend until completely smooth.Season to taste and serve garnished with fresh coriander.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Make the soup, then leave to cool at room temperature. Freeze (without garnishes or toppings) in a rigid container, leaving a bit of space for expansion, for up to 1-3 months. Reheat either from frozen or defrost in the fridge overnight. Once piping hot, add toppings or garnishes and serve.

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