Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Autumn Pumpkin Bisque~


1 sweet potato (chopped and boiled)

1 small onion (chopped)

1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)

1 cup pumpkin (canned or homemade puree)

1 carrot (chopped)

1 celery stalk (chopped)

4 cups chicken stock (or veggie stock)

1 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon poultry seasoning (I use a large freeze dried mix) sage,thyme,rosemary etc.

In a large stock pot saute chopped veggies in about 2T olive oil or butter until veggies are soft.

Add remaining ingredient except heavy cream and simmer for about 10 minutes.

With a hand blender, blend soup down until somewhat smooth or desired consistency.
(I like some chunks left)

Add heavy cream.......stir and serve!

I dished out mine with a grilled cheese sandwich on my homemade wheat bread!

This bisque would be a great Thanksgiving Day starter~

You could even serve it up in a large hollowed out pumpkin~boy that would be a show stopper!
Or give each guest their own small mini pumpkin filled with bisque!

Blessings and Happy Autumn~