Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 6 cups

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 brown onion, chopped
1.2kg Kent pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, chopped
375ml can Carnation light and creamy coconut flavoured evaporated milk
1 large lime, juiced (you will need ¼ cup juice)
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
½ cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped, plus extra, to serve
1 small red chilli, sliced, to serve

Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft. Add pumpkin, evaporated milk and 1 cup water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until pumpkin is soft. Remove saucepan from heat and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
Using a food processor or blender, process soup, in batches, until smooth. Pour puree into a clean saucepan. Add lime juice, fish sauce, chilli sauce and chopped coriander and heat over low heat until warmed through. Serve topped with coriander leaves and sliced chilli.


Used Japanese Soy sauce instead of fish sauce; used Vietnamese mint (thank you Addy!) instead of Coriander; used re-hydrated powdered Coconut instead of canned and lastly own-grown-and-made hot Chilli jam instead of Sweet Chilli sauce. This is what was in the cupboard!

It was scrumptious! And quite the best pumpkin soup either of us has eaten - usually p.s. is a tad bland. Not this recipe!

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Sounds delicious Elaine, will cetainaly try it as my mm usually wont eat a veg based soup but think he would go for this - another way to use up all the summer pumpkins.


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