We know we have been loading you up with recipes this week - but is there any better time to eat than Thanksgiving!?! So here is our last minute addition to your Thanksgiving holiday and we wish you the best time with your families having fun making and especially eating each one!!
Exotic meets classic in this recipe. Perfect to serve if you want to impress guests for the holidays, or if you're looking for a warm meal to enjoy with the family on any cool, autumn night. Not to mention, the dish is packed with nutrients from the pumpkin and apple - guiltless indulgence! Last but not least, it's an excellent way to introduce your children to a unique ingredient - curry. Ingredients:
- 2 t2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 cup of chopped onion
- 1 cup of chopped celery
- ½ an apple. Peeled, cored, and chopped.
- 2 teaspoons of mild curry powder
- 3 cups of chicken broth. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, you can substitute with 3 cups of your broth of choice.
- 1 ½ cups of pumpkin. You can use canned pumpkin, but if you have the time, flesh out a pumpkin and use the fresh stuff.
- ¼ teaspoon of salt. You can add more to taste if you like.
- 1 whole bay leaf
- 1/3 cup of heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey. You can also use agave, but then the measurement should be taken down to 2 tablespoons.
- Sour cream
- Chives for garnish, if you like.
- Medium size pot
- Blender or food processor
To begin making this delicious soup you have to melt the butter in the pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for about 8 minutes. Stir in the curry for about a minute. And next, you’re going to add 1 cup of your broth to the pot. Let it all cook up together for another minute.
Pour the mixture from the pot into the blender/food processor, and add the pumpkin. Blend until it’s smooth.
Pour your blended mix back into the pot. Add the rest of the broth you haven’t used yet. Add the salt, and bay leaf. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for about five minutes.
Almost done…add the heavy cream and your sweetener (honey/maple syrup/agave). The last few steps will vary from chef to chef: taste, add more salt or sweetener, depending on what your taste buds call for. Once you’re happy with the overall gusto – decorate with a dollop of sour cream.
Yum, yum, yummy!