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Guyanese and Trinidadian Recipes

Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients

4 cups chicken broth
1 onion, chopped
2 cups pumpkin
¾ cups green onions, white part, chopped
bay leaf
1/8 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp curry powder
2 cups milk
½ tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  • sauté the onions.
  • Add other ingredients and cook uncovered 15 minutes.
  • Purée. Add the milk and cook another 5 minutes. Do not boil.

Here is another variation of the Pumpkin Soup recipe ...

Ingredients

¼ cup butter
¼ cup minced shallots
½ cup onions
3 cups chicken stock
2 cups cooked pumpkin purée
1 tsps paprika
½ tsps sugar
1/8 tsp crushed dried chilies
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cream

Preparation

  • sauté the shallots and onions in butter until golden.
  • Add stock and everything else except the cream and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Cool slightly and purée in batches in blender.
  • Return to the saucepan, add cream to taste and adjust the salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes but do not boil.
  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with paprika.

Alternative Recipe with real chicken pieces

Recipe compliments of "A Taste of Guyana" - Dr. Odeen Ishmael.

Ingredients

½ of a small pumpkin
¼ lb chicken
1 large onion, sliced
2 cups water
6 large soda biscuits (crispies)
1 cup milk
2 cups corn
Salt to taste
¼ tbsp paprika
1 tomato, sliced
1 sweet pepper, sliced

Preparation

  • Cut pumpkin into wedges, remove seeds and outer skin.
  • Chop pumpkin into pieces.
  • Cut up chicken and fry in saucepan until crisp and lightly brown.
  • Stir in onion and cook until golden brown.
  • Add pumpkin and water. Cook until pumpkin pieces are tender.
  • Crumble biscuits into a large bowl. Add milk and leave to soak.
  • Add soaked biscuits and corn to mixture in saucepan.
  • Add paprika, tomatoes and pepper, and salt to taste.
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