Thai-style pumpkin soup

Womans~Day
Cooking time
Less than 60 minutes
Cuisine
Thai
Serves
4
Type
Budget
Easy
Family
Soup
5 stars - based on 3 reviews
Thai-style pumpkin soup for $9.80

Ingredients

  • 60g butter, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 600g pumpkin, peeled, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lemongrass stem, bruised
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2-3 coriander roots, washed, chopped
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 100g rice stick noodles
  • fish sauce, brown sugar, to taste
  • (about 1-2 tablespoons of each)
  • beansprouts, sliced red chilli,
  • coriander leaves, to serve

Preparation method

  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan on medium. Saute onion, ginger and garlic 2-3 minutes, until tender.

  2. Add pumpkin, stock, lemongrass, chilli and coriander to pan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, 20-25 minutes, until pumpkin is very tender.

  3. Discard lemongrass. Use a hand blender or food processor to puree soup until smooth.

  4. Return to clean saucepan with coconut milk. Bring to boil on high. Add rice noodles. Simmer 2-3 minutes, until noodles are tender.

  5. Season to taste with fish sauce and brown sugar. Serve garnished with beansprouts, sliced red chilli and coriander leaves.

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