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Pumpkin soup with saffron and orange

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On festive occasions, it is time to shine. The dark yellow of the pumpkin soup does just that! The roast aromas in this soup are present thanks to the baking tray and oven, because the pumpkin seeds for the topping and the hokkaido pulp are roasted in the oven at high temperature. The orange peel gives a tart-fruity note, the saffron threads of Kotányi intensify the yellow additionally.

Ingredients 6 Portions


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan oven). Then mix everything for the pumpkin seeds in a small bowl with a quarter teaspoon of salt.

  2. 2

    Place on a small baking tray covered with baking paper and roast in the oven for 15 minutes, until the seeds start to pop and brown. Then set aside to cool and break any larger lumps into bite-sized pieces.

  3. 3

    Increase the oven temperature to 220°C (fan oven). Roughly chop the onion and pumpkin. Then put the oil, onion and pumpkin in a large bowl with nutmeg, a teaspoon of salt and a strong pinch of freshly ground pepper. Mix well, then spread on a baking tray covered with baking paper.

  4. 4

    Roast for 25 minutes until soft and caramelized. Remove from oven and set aside. Pour the broth into a large pot with saffron, orange peel, salt and a strong pinch of freshly ground pepper.

  5. 5

    Bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as it is bubbling, carefully add the pumpkin, onion and the oil from the tray. Stir, then simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Then remove from the heat and stir in the crème fraîche. Puree the soup with the hand blender or in the blender until very smooth.

  6. 6

    Divide between bowls and sprinkle each portion with roasted pumkin seeds and coriander before serving.

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