Soup is the most hearty, and one of the traditional in Russia. But its different variations can be found in other countries. For example, soon in the United States will be celebrated on All Saints Day, which has a common name Halloween. The traditional symbol of the triumph of a pumpkin. It is this berry (a pumpkin really refers to berries) can be an ideal ingredient for all sorts of soups. In addition, the pumpkin can be original element in the design of the festive table. Because the fetus is possible to build a large tureen and from small - plates under a cream of pumpkin soup.
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What are the benefits of pumpkin soup?
Dishes of pumpkin will help you bring in the daily diet variety, as it can also be a basis for a separate dish, and complement (garnish), and an integral part of a complex recipe.
Among the herbal ingredients pumpkin holds the record for iron content.
It contains vitamins such as B1, B2, B5, C, D, PP, and even very rare vitamin T, which contributes to the process of losing weight. Each dish is cooked using pumpkin, it provides a useful organism micronutrients such as copper, potassium, protein, calcium, phosphorus and others. Eating pumpkin dishes, you resort to the prevention of diseases such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, tooth decay, heart disease and many others.
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Recipes soups, mashed pumpkin
Quite often can be seen not only in cookbooks, and the recommendations on proper balanced diet soups pumpkin. They are, in contrast to the majority of other dishes, can be used at any age. Thus, you will not worry about the fact that he is not suitable for use for children. In addition, you do not need to worry about preparing individual meals for adults and children. Pumpkin soup rejoice everything.
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The recipe for pumpkin puree soup
Most suitable for children is a pumpkin cream soup. Although his name appears only one ingredient in the recipe includes a large number of products. So, for the preparation of a cream soup with pumpkin you will need:
Pumpkin - 0, 5 kg
Carrots - one thing
Potatoes - 2 pieces,
Onions - 1 pc,
1-2 cloves of garlic,
cream - 100 - 200 grams,
toast white bread
greens - all to taste.
First, you need to cut all the vegetables (carrots, onions, pumpkin), included in the soup recipe. At the same time the potatoes in any case not to fry. While all this is fried, put the warm broth in a small saucepan. Once the water boils, drop into the pan diced potatoes. We reserve the boiling broth with potatoes for 20 minutes, if necessary, can be slightly abated gas. After the allotted time, add the fried mixture into the broth and cook until tender (about 15 minutes).
A little cool soup, rub all in a blender until the consistency of mashed potatoes. Then add pepper to taste, cheese, pour the cream into it. To the children it was more interesting, you can use the bread to make toast funny figures (in the form of candy, fruit, vegetables, or even cartoon characters). They are fried in oil and served with soup (or you can just insert them into the soup), thanks to the consistency of mashed bread croutons in a bowl does not float away.
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Pumpkin creamy soup with additives
To the cream soup was something familiar, can be added from time to time in its recipe new ingredients. These may be all kinds of vegetables, mushrooms, fruits and even nuts. Each new product will give a cream soup a unique flavor, unforgettable taste and piquancy.
Cream of pumpkin soup with tomatoes
To make this recipe you need the following components:
Tomatoes - 500 grams,
onions - 1 pc,
pumpkin - 700 - 800 grams,
chicken broth - 1 - 1, 5 liters,
3-4 cloves of garlic,
spices to taste.
In order to prepare this recipe, we need to preheat the oven to 200 degrees. And at this time, we thoroughly cleanse the pumpkin, cut it into large chunks. The same should be done with tomatoes and onions. All shipping chopped vegetables in a baking dish and also to send crude garlic cloves. Pour it all with olive oil, put in the oven for 30-35 minutes and stir from time to time. For you to put in the form of vegetables rosemary or thyme.
After time has passed, remove roasted vegetables, learn from this mass of sprigs of rosemary and thyme. Then cleanse the skin from the tomatoes and squeezing one of garlic cloves from the rind. Peeled vegetables and a clove of garlic in a blender grind. As a result, you should have a gentle vegetable puree, which is put in the chicken broth, season with pepper, add salt, and as soon as the entire mass of boils, remove the pan from the heat.
Like the previous version, this cream soup served with toasts, which can be decorated in a variety of forms.
To toast can be prepared in a special sauce. His recipe, except for roasted garlic cloves suggests using fresh (just 1-2), red pepper (1 pod), saffron, olive oil and egg yolk. Garlic and pepper grind, we add yolks, saffron and olive oil. This lubricates the sauce bread slices and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
Cream soup with celery and pumpkin
To prepare the cream soup with pumpkin and celery, use the following ingredients:
1 kg pumpkin,
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 chili pepper pod,
1 bunch dill,
peeled pumpkin seeds,
water or broth,
1 clove garlic,
So first of all you need to wash and clean all the vegetables that go into soup recipe. Cut the pumpkin, onion is not very small pieces, and pepper - small strips. All this is laid in a pan, fill with water and bring to a boil, cook for half an hour. Approximately twenty minutes we send in the broth of finely chopped dill. While the vegetables are cooked, we come to the Oranges. Washed fruit cleaned from the peel, which Grate. Of themselves squeezing fruit juice, which pour into the soup. Orange zest also add to the soup (if you do not like it, you can not do).
Fill with soup with olive oil, it is added to the required amount of ground pepper and salt. Celery must be cut into cubes and fry in a pan with the addition of spices. He allowed only in the soup before serving - in each plate, at the center of it can be put peeled pumpkin seeds.
Muscat aroma of pumpkin cream soup
As already mentioned, in the pumpkin soup, you can add even nuts. The most popular recipe includes just nutmeg. In addition, the composition of the dishes include:
squash, sliced - 4-5 cups,
1 cup broth,
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons flour
25-30 grams of butter,
pumpkin seeds peeled.
Peeled and diced pumpkin flesh cook in the broth to a minimum flame approximately 10-15 minutes. Do not forget from time to time to stir the vegetables so that they are not scorched. Next, take a saucepan, warm up in the fire and put it in the oil. Once it begins to burn, add the flour and mix very quickly to the point where oil will become flour smooth. Then add the resulting mixture to 1 cup of milk and also stir until smooth. Pour the remains of milk, add salt and a few pinches of ground nutmeg. Remove skillet from heat. Boiled pumpkin mix in a blender so as to obtain pumpkin puree, and also send it to the skillet. All this should cook for another 5 minutes, then you can pour the soup into bowls, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and pour a thin stream of olive oil.
Pea soup with pumpkin - an original and simple
The recipe for pea soup known each owner. But what to do to ensure that it does not tired, not only to those who eat, but also to the person who prepares? The answer is simple - to make the recipe a little copyright. For this purpose it is possible to add anything new. Someone used for this purpose all kinds of seasonings, someone - a meat or sausage. But the pumpkin will be a completely new solution in preparation of pea soup.
You will need the following list of products:
yellow pumpkin - 1 kg
Yellow peas - 1 cup,
seasoning to taste (pepper, turmeric, sugar, basil).
To prepare this soup you need a large saucepan. It mixed with turmeric peas and pour this mixture of four glasses of water. Once the soup boils, diminish the fire to the minimum and simmer 10-15 minutes. Pumpkin cut into cubes, add the peas in salt, sugar and pumpkin. We add a little fire, bring to a boil again and diminish to a minimum. Then again, all simmer for 15 minutes.
For special occasions you can cook butter sauce. To do this, frying pan melt the butter, add the cumin seeds in it. Fry them for about 2 minutes, add many more chili and ginger. Near the end of the sauce added chopped basil leaves and stir-fried for about half a minute. The resulting sauce can be immediately pour into bowl of soup, and can be left in the decanter under the sauce on the table.
Recipe: Cream of pumpkin soup with cheese
In most cases, the soup recipe puree or cream soup added cream cheese. But some recipes suggest adding even hard cheese. This recipe is very well suited Parmesan cheese. Also it is used in cooking:
Pumpkin - 600-700 grams,
cream - 15-200 grams,
olive oil - 100 grams
4 cloves garlic,
sour cream - 4 tablespoons,
nutmeg - pinch 2-3,
seasonings and spices.
The first thing you need to peel the garlic and onions. I wash them and chop finely. In a pot or bucket with a thick bottom pour oil and heat it. Pre-prepared fry garlic and onion in oil for 7-8 minutes. Pumpkin must be cut into pieces of average size, after which it will send the same in a pan with oil, garlic and onion. Within 5 minutes of all the fry and add water (about half a liter). After the finish to boiling, diminish the heat to medium or minimum value, and then simmer for 10-15 minutes. When everything is almost ready, the pumpkin can be removed and grind in a blender.
The finished puree again send in a saucepan, add the seasonings and spices, stir and bring to a boil. At the same time you need to add to the mix the cream and nutmeg. After boiling for 3-4 minutes, turn off the gas, tightly cover with a pan lid (you can hide on top of a towel) and give it brew for 10 minutes. Ready soup spill on plates, put grated cheese on top and next to a spoon of sour cream.