December 02, 2004

More Pumpkin

So you've made every pumpkin pie recipe posted to the Carnival, and you still haven't used up the case of pumpkin which seemed like such a bargain at the warehouse club. The rest of the world considers pumpkin to be a vegetable. We had a visitor from Australia who told us that pumpkin pie was one of the oddest things about U.S. cuisine. This recipe is the farthest from pie I could come up with.

Morrocan Pumpkin Soup

2 cans chickpeas
3 Tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2 leeks (white and light green part only - or sweet onions) -- (about 1 1/2 cups) chopped
8 cups broth or bullion
2 cans pumpkin (not that silly pie stuff)
2 to 4 Tablespoon honey
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or one cinnamon stick)
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over med-low heat.
Add the leeks or onions and saute until soft and translucent, 5 to 10 min.
Combine the broth, pumpkin, chickpeas, sugar, spices, salt and pepperin a large pot.
Heat until it just reaches the boiling point, reduce heat to low, and simmer.
If using the cinnamon stick, simmer for 15 minutes and discard stick.
Check for seasonings and adjust as needed. Add cooked leeks or onions, stir and simmer 5 more minutes.

Serve with a dollop of plain yougurt

By the way, if you have in fact tried all the pie recipes, a comparison review would probably draw more hits than posting a recipe.

Posted by triticale at December 2, 2004 11:29 PM

When you say 'not that silly pie stuff,' what exactly do you mean? The pie filling we have here, 'One Pie,' it's called is just solid packed pumpkin. I also have some leftover Jack O Lantern that I packed (a lot more watery than the One Pie, and with spices added.)

Sorry to get all nitpicky - just wondering. This sounds like a wonderful recipe.

Posted by: Be at December 5, 2004 04:52 PM
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