Halloween Curried Pumpkin Soup

halloween pumpkin soup

My children have been grown for some years now, but I still make my Curried Pumpkin Soup every Halloween.  It brings back memories of my husband and I following our kids down the dark sidewalks as they trick or treated in our neighborhood on Halloween Night. We would go back home to steaming mugs of this Curried Pumpkin Soup and hot sourdough bread.  This recipe is easy to do ahead and is even better eaten while watching a scary movie.

Curried Pumpkin Soup

1 large onion, sliced
3/4 cup green onion, sliced
2 T. Marisolio Cilantro Roasted Onion Olive Oil
2 T. butter
1 large can pumpkin
4 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1/2  tsp sugar
1 tsp curry powder (or more to taste)
1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
salt and pepper
parsley, minced
2 cups half and half cream

Saute onions and scallions in butter and Cilantro Roasted Onion Olive Oil until golden.  Stir in pumpkin, broth, bay leaf, sugar, curry powder, nutmeg, and parsley.  Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Use immersion blender to puree mixture in the pot.  You can prepare the soup up to this point and refrigerate.  When ready to serve, return soup to pot and add half and half and salt and pepper.  Bring soup to a simmer, but take care not to boil.

If you haven’t tried our Cilantro Roasted Onion Olive Oil, we would love to have you stop by the shop to sample some.  It is a must for your Asian Stir Fries, Mexican cooking, or any other sautéing where the flavor of cilantro and roasted onion would be a great addition.  We are at 488 Main Street, Murphys.  If you can’t stop by, you can order by phone at (209) 728-8853 or on our website:  www.marisolio.com

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About Marisolio Tasting Bar

We specialize in Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars
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