HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN SOUP WITH A TWIST
If are looking for a delicious Halloween themed dish, you should try our warm and soulful pumpkin soup. Serve it in a very creative way for a delicious surprise!
THE PERFECT IDEA FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN DINNER
It's Halloween again; our favorite time of the year! Are you throwing a spooky, fun party? We are here to recommend you an easy and yummy recipe for you and your guests. Of course, it is a dish made from pumpkin, the orange queen of Halloween! Let’s prepare a tasty zuppa di zucca, a pumpkin soup, with a twist…the unexpected edible bowl.
For four servings, you will need: 4 small-medium yellow pumpkins, vegetable broth (2 cups), shallot (1, diced), sage, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano (2 oz), butter (2 oz), salt, black pepper. Get also some amaretti cookies to garnish your soup. You can also achieve a more intense color by adding a little saffron.
Cut off the stem of the pumpkins; They will serve as a lid for your pumpkin bowl. Carefully scoop out the “pumpkin brains” fibrous strands and seeds. You could use a large spoon. Make sure to remove all fibrous stands and seeds. In a saucepan heat 5 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with butter and add sage and shallot. Let them gently cook for 3 minutes, then add the pumpkin pulp and, after some minutes, warm broth. Cook for half an hour. Take off the sage and blend your ingredients with a food processor adding Parmigiano Reggiano. If you think that your soup is too liquid, you could add a pureed potato. Now, ladle the soup into the pumpkins for serving. Do not forget to sprinkle with black pepper and crumbled amaretti cookies. Finish with extra virgin olive oil.
NOT ONLY DELICIOUS, PUMPKIN IS GREAT FOR YOUR BODY
Need more reasons to fall in love with our pumpkin soup? Remember that fresh seasonal pumpkin has many extraordinary qualities and it has a remarkable nutrient profile. It contains antioxidants useful to neutralize free radicals. Pumpkin is a great source of calcium, phosphorus, and A vitamin. In addition, it is loaded with nutrients that boost our immune system. Need more reasons? Our beloved zucca is low in calories, so it is great for your diet. You will enjoy the pleasure without sin…or, as we Italians say, il piacere senza il peccato!
- Donatella Mulvoni