Saturday, October 07, 2006

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Soup

Seasonal Recipe of the Week
So I was wandering through my cookbooks last night, and I came across this great recipe for Peanut Butter Pumpkin soup from The New Basics, by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins of Silver Palate fame. I forgot about this one, but reading it reminded me, and I think I started to salivate. So here is the recipe for 8 portions.

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 cups canned pumpkin
2 cups cooked sweet potato puree
1 cup smooth peanut butter
6 cups chicken stock or veg stock
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped chives for garnish
2 tablespoons sour cream for garnish

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and peanut butter. Add chicken stock, pepper, and salt. Stir till smooth. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve garnished with sour cream and chopped chives.