Welcome again to the home of Easy Healthy Recipes on Budget, Today i will guide you how to make “Roasted Thai Spiced Pumpkin & Leek Soup”. I made this Delicious recipe a few days ago, and I absolutely loved it and enjoyed it with my family. It came out very tasty and flavorful.
Don’t worry it’s easy! This delicious healthy recipe is easy to make and i walks you through the steps and all the ingredients on how to make it!
1 med sugar pumpkin (approx 2-3 lbs)
1 small head of garlic
2 T neutral oil
1 leek cleaned & finely chopped
2 T red curry paste
2 tsp curry powder
2 tsp minced ginger
3 cups veggie broth
1 cup canned coconut milk
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbl of maple syrup
kosher salt/ fresh cracked pepper
To Roast Sugar Pumpkin: slice in half using a sharp knife, scoop out seeds & stringy fibers, cut off the head of garlic, brush pumpkin with olive oil & inside cavity. Place garlic head cut side down inside one of the cavities. Season with s/p. Place on baking tray cut side up & roast in preheated oven at 400 F till caramelized & fork can easily pierce through depth (approx 45-60min ). Let cool. Skin should peel off easily.
Heat large pot/Dutch oven over med heat, drizzle oil when hot add leeks, cook till translucent 5-7 min
Add red curry paste, ginger, and curry powder, mix to coat leeks, heat 1-2 min till paste becomes a dark red & fragrant. Add broth, mix well, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of pot.
Using a high speed blender, carefully transfer soup from pot to blender, also add peeled pumpkin, & squeeze out garlic cloves from skin. Purée till smooth 1-3 min. Be careful when blending hot liquids. I leave my lid partially open & put a kitchen towel on top of pitcher lid. Alternatively you can use an immersion blender, and blend directly in the pot
Transfer back to pot & simmer approx 20 min for flavors to meld
Add coconut milk, & heat through. Add lime juice, maple syrup, & season to taste
I served my soup in a roasted pumpkin bowl, with toasted pepitas, more coconut cream, & toasted baguette with non-dairy ricotta, chives, & maple syrup. Enjoy!!