31 October 2008
Hi everyone. Today is "Pumpkins Day".
Here in Portugal we call this vegetable "Abóbora" and "Abóbora Menina", when smaller.
Once Abóbora is a common vegetable in Portugal we use it in different dishes.
For example, we use pumpkin in sweets like pies, cakes and to make jelly. We also use it in meat or bean dishes and in soups.
One of our favorite soups in winter cold nights is "Creme de Abóbora".
This soup´s ingredients are: Potatoes (1 or 2 medium size), onions (2 medium size), carrots (3), a good slice of pumpkin (+/- 150 gr), olive oil (1 tablespoon) and salt.
Boil well all vegetables in salted water and the olive oil. Blend well, rectify salt and the soup is ready.
Serve each soup dish with 1 tablespoon of fresh cream previously beat and mixed with fresh finely chopped coriander. Serves 4.
Sometimes I use this recipe but instead of coriander and cream I use boiled egg in slices, which works very well with this soup.
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