The leaves are changing colour and the temperature is dropping – after an incredible summer, Autumn is now definitely on its way. There’s nothing quite like a big bowl of hearty soup after a day’s shooting in the cold, when you come back all rosy cheeked and ready for something to warm you up. Southdown’s resident catering partners “The Gourmet Chef” have created a deliciously autumnal recipe for us to share – a tasty Spicy Pumpkin Soup.
Spicy Pumpkin Soup
2x tbsp Olive Oil
4x Shallots, finely chopped
1kg peeled and chopped Pumpkin
700ml Vegetable or Chicken Stock
150ml Double Cream
1½ tsp Cumin
You can leave this soup nice and chunky for a rustic feel, or pass through a sieve for a smooth, creamy texture. If you are feeling extra fancy, garnish with a sprinkle of parsley, a dollop of cream or some pumpkin seeds – although it tastes just as good on its own. Serve with big wedges of crusty bread and lashings of butter. It’s like a big hug in a bowl!