The butternut squash has a kind of avocado texture like. Thinner part of the butternut is more buttery. The Hokkaido is really sweet and tastes like a white carrot. The winter squash is a whole seperate chapter. Here in Southern Austria, there is a special kind called “Blue de Hongrie or Blaue ungarische Bratkürbisse”. It is sweet and quite juicy.
One important note to add, do not throw the seeds. It is really easy to process them and they are quite healthy and delicious, too.
My inspiration started with The Jamie Oliver Team. Once you taste this soup, I guarantee, you will come back to it every year. The secret is to have very good products and patience. Feel free to combine pumpkins of your liking. Outstanding color and taste, so yummy!
Delicious Pumpkin soup makes a wonderful main dish for kids 2 plus. Garlic and onion may be a bit harder to digest for the babies of the age of 1 plus. Besides that, this soup is one of the best first additions to little ones. It is very colorful, rich in flavour and healthy, even with the Parmesan Cheese. Skip the seeds and serve as warm lunch.
Total Time: 2 hours
250g of Hokkaido Pumpkin (after cleaning), washed, peeled, deseeded and hardly chopped
500g of Butternut Squash (after cleaning preferably thicker part), washed, peeled, deseeded and hardly chopped
250g of Winter Squash (after cleaning), washed, peeled, deseeded and hardly chopped
2 splashes of olive oil
1 teaspoon of chilli, satureja and ground coriander
Pumpkin Seeds (from approximately 1,5kg bought in pumpkin), washed
A splash of olive oil
1 teaspoon of sea salt, lemongrass, ground coriander and sweet paprika powder
1 large shallot, peeled and finely chopped
1 spring onion, cleaned, washed and finely chopped
2 large carrots, peeled, washed and diced
1 white carrot, peeled, washed and diced
1 large slice of celeriac, diced
Few branches of fresh sage leaves, washed and finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed, peeled and finely chopped
1 litre of a good quality vegetable or meat stock
A knob of butter and olive oil
1 handful of fresh parsley, hardly chopped
Parmesan Cheese to finish
Fresh bread to serve with