Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Autumn Pumpkin Bisque~


Ingredients:

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~

1 comment:

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a WONDERFUL!!! recipe using pumpkin. I love a GREAT!!! bisque and the combination sounds AWESOME!!!
I have become a follower of you blog. I love to share recipes and ideas, come by and visit my blog and maybe do the same.
Geri