Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

You probably thought I was done with pumpkin. I think this is the last one.

My sister sent me the link to this recipe and told me that she had made it, but that she left out the banana because she didn't know how that would affect the taste. Yes, this soup recipe has you saute chopped banana along with the onion, carrot, and celery when you start out making the soup.
She said she absolutely loved the soup but was curious if the banana made a difference.
I decided to give the soup a try.
I cut the recipe in half and made it with the banana. The only thing I changed was that I started the whole thing out with canola oil instead of butter.
I try to avoid butter in cooking whenever I can and just use canola or olive oil instead.

This soup definitely has some very interesting ingredients. Besides the obvious- pumpkin and spices, there is the banana, coconut milk, condensed milk, chicken broth, curry powder, cinnamon, sage, allspice, nutmeg, coriander, bay leaf, etc. I mean, this soup really has it all.
It is really interesting how all those flavors and spices melded together to make a delicious soup!
This is definitely an adventure in the making and the tasting.

My son was not a fan of this soup. He said it tasted like pumpkin pie with vegetables. I had to laugh at his comment because some of the flavors and spices were there, but I didn't exactly agree with him. I thought it was delicious.

Recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Soup


Katerina said...

Banana in soup? Strange but interesting! I am not done with pumpkin either, I made muffins last night.

Anonymous said...

wow. Could you taste the banana? I wondered what it added to the soup. I love all the other ingredients.

~~louise~~ said...

Quite an intriguing recipe Mary Ann. Kudos to you for giving it a try with the banana. I don't know I would be so brave.

Thanks for sharing. I'm going to save this link; just in case I feel daring!!!

bjandcec said...

Jonah's comment is so funny! I am laughing while imagining the taste of pumpkin pie with vegetables. Tell Jonah I love him.

TeaLady said...

wonder how this would be with curry seasonings. Looks good. BANANA!!! Different.