Miniature pumpkin soup

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
8 Mini pumpkins
1 cup Thinly sliced onion
1 tablespoon Freshly grated ginger root
1½ tablespoon Unsalted butter
1½ cup Vegetable stock
1½ cup Water
2 teaspoons Vegetable oil

Cut the top ¼ off 4 pumpkins, reserving the lids, and discard the seeds.

Cut the remaining 4 pumpkins in half reserving the seeds from 2 of the pumpkins.

Bake the pumpkins, cut side down, on lightly oiled baking sheets in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 40 minutes or until they are tender. When they are cool enough to handle, scrape all the pulp out of the halved pumpkins. Scrape most of the pulp out of the remaining pumpkins, leaving just enough in each pumpkin so that it retains its shape.

In a skillet cook the onion and the ginger root in the butter over low heat, stirring, until the onion is softened. Add the pumpkin pulp, the vegetable stock and the water and simmer the mixture for 20 minutes.

Puree the mixture in batches in a blender and transfer it to a saucepan.

Stir in salt and pepper to taste and water to thin the soup if necessary.

Reduce the oven heat to 250 degrees F. In a bowl toss the reserved seeds with the oil and salt to taste and spread them out on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake the seeds in the middle of the oven, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour to 11/2 hours or until they are golden and crisp.

Heat the soup and warm the hollowed-out pumpkin shells in the oven. Arrange the shells in 4 soup plates, fill each shell with some of the soup and ladle some additional soup around the shell. Sprinkle some of the seeds on top of each soup and serve with the lid on top.

Serves 4

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NOTES : From GMA Food Correspondent Sara Moulton Recipe by: Good Morning America Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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