Thursday, October 27, 2011

31 Days of Pumpkin: Day 27

Yes They're All Ours:31 Days

When you cook with the same ingredient for 31 days, at some point you have to start getting rather adventurous!   I think I'm at that point!  My family thinks this recipe, which came from the Taste of Home Magazine (November 2011), is most unusual!  Not necessarily in a bad way, according to Tiffany.  Not necessarily in a good way, according to the others!  ;)

It is different, but it is very soothing, fragrant, creamy and delicious.  I just don't think it proved substantial enough for a main dish for my family.  It would be an amazing appetizer though!   And it does look pretty in the bowl!  What do you think?  Would you try this recipe??

Pumpkin Bisque with Smoked Gouda

4 bacon strips, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups chicken broth
1 extra large can (29 oz.) pumpkin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tes pepper
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup shredded Gouda cheese
2 TBSP fresh parsley

  • In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.  Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; draining, reserving 1 TBSP drippings.  Saute onions in drippings until tender.  Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the broth, pumpkin, salt, nutmeg and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer uncovered, for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • In a blender; process soup in batches until smooth.  Return all to pan.  Stir in cream; heat through.  Add cheese, stir until melted.  Sprinkle each serving with parsley, bacon, and additional cheese, if desired.
Yield:  9 servings (2 1/4 quarts)


tlmalcolm said...

I love butternut bisque or pumpkin coconut curry soup but not sure I would like cheese in this type of soup. So I think I'd pass on this recipe. I'm wondering however if your family is starting to turn just slightly orange from all the pumpkin in take!!:)

lauri ( said...

LOVE pumpkin recipes!! Looks like you have tried some yummy concoctions over the past few weeks! Those scones look especially tasty, and I liked the stew inside the pupkin!! I made a pumpkin penne last year that was SO good! Here is the lionk if you are interested! Can't wait to see what you make during the last few days!

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