Credits: this recipe comes from a family friend, but was spicy rather than sweet. This heavily modified recipe is the result of my mom and me sitting in the kitchen with twenty or so spoons and tasting the modifications for a very long time. It was a good day.
This recipe only calls for a pot, which is pretty easy, and makes it good for whenever you have a big dinner and are running out of skillets, or if you need a simple and fast cleanup.
Feel free to modify crazily, and re-post this recipe. I don't mind, really! If anything is great, though, tell me, cause I would love to try making it.
Step 1: Ingredients
1. One medium-large onion
2. 20 fluid oz of Vegetable broth* (about 2/3 of one of the store-bought boxes of broth)
3. 2 TBSP of olive oil
4. 1 tsp of ground coriander
5. 1 heaping tsp of sweet curry
6. 1/4 cup of brown sugar
7. one small can of pumpkin** (15 oz)
8. 1 cup of half-and-half
9. salt to taste
*A lot of people have a sensitivity to MSG, so I try to avoid it in my cooking. I use the "Organics" broth, but there are plenty of others that don't have any. Making your own is pretty simple as well, but takes more time.
**Don't use pumpkin pie filling, it is less friendly with this recipe. pure pumpkin yields much tastier results. (My mom is ranting about canned pumpkin pie filling)
Step 2: Prepping the Onions, and Adding the Broth!
Chop or mince your onion, add it to a big pot along with the olive oil, and turn the stove to medium-high heat.
Stir while the onions begin to soften, and turn translucent. when you get to this point, add the spices, stir the onions one last time, and then add the veggie broth. (adding the veggie broth after the spices helps them to mix together, rather than forming annoying floating islands of spices.)
Stir a few times and let simmer for ten minutes to let the onions flavor the broth and the broth flavor the onions, then continue to the next step.
Step 3: Pumpkin!
Add the pumpkin, stir it until it has an even texture, and then let it simmer for ten minutes.
Don't forget to add the sugar at any point after you've added the pumpkin and before the cream. (really it's not that important when you add it.)
It will probably be very thick at this point, don't worry about this, it changes drastically with the addition of the cream.
That was an easy step, huh? Next!
Step 4: Half-and-Half
Add garnish if desired (parsley helps kill bad breath), or drip it fancily into a bowl, or be lazy and just eat it. Really, I'm not picky, but you're free to be.
Step 5: Eat, and Hopefully Enjoy!
I would love it if someone could tell me if you eat or drink soup. Or is it both? I'm all confused.