Autumn rarebit soup

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
5 cups Pumpkin; or squash, cooked
2½ cup Chicken stock
1½ cup Light beer
2 tablespoons Butter
1 \N Onion;large, chopped
3 \N Garlic cloves;crushed
1 cup Cheddar cheese;old, shredded
¼ cup Pumpkin seeds Salt and pepper

Dotted throughout Canada are small inns that care passionately about the food they serve. This velvety fall soup offers a warm welcome to guests at the Orchid Trail Inn near Wiarton, Ontario.

In large heavy saucepan, bring pumpkin and stock to a boil; reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender. In a blender or food processor, puree in batches.

In clean saucepan, combine pumpkin puree with beer; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt butter over medium low heat, cook onion and garlic; stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add to pumpkin mixture; stir in cheese and simmer gently, partially covered, for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile in skillet over medium heat, cook pumpkin seeds, shaking pan often, for 7 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and toasted.

Season soup with salt to taste. Garnish with pepper and pumpkin seeds.

SERVES: 4-6 Source: ELIZABETH BAIRD posted by Anne MacLellan

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