Thai Pumpkin Soup

Tis a chilly spring evening, perfect for a spicy soup. Like a stubborn sinus rhythm, I am marching out the last of my medical school days in the ECG reading room, with the PVC of my family arriving this evening to jump start the festivities! Got the house clean, got a new pair of glasses that perfectly illustrate my vision for the future (RED ALERT), and we might (just might) get lucky enough to have a band play at our Pig Roast on Sunday afternoon—a distinguished Rochester musician with a dixieland brass band who, he tells me, went to the first ever Jazz Fest. The stars are aligning.

 me an kp

Thai Pumpkin Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 clove garlic, chopped

4 shallots, chopped

Sprinkle of red pepper flakes

2 small fresh red chili peppers or jalapenos, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped lemon grass

2 1/8 cups veggie stock

4 cups peeled and diced pumpkin

1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

In a medium saucepan, heat oil and butter over low heat. Cook garlic, shallots, chilies, and lemongrass in oil until fragrant (be careful not to burn the garlic). Stir in chicken stock, coconut milk, and pumpkin; bring to a boil. Cook until pumpkin softens.

In a blender, blend the soup in batches to a smooth or slightly chunky consistency, whatever you prefer. Serve with basil leaves.

thai pumpkin soup

Haiku #133 (May 13)

Virginia Woolf says

don’t write in the red light of

anger. Red glasses?

2 thoughts on “Thai Pumpkin Soup

  1. Yay for being so, so close to done with med school! I am so proud of you, and can’t wait to see you, KP and Izzy, your dear family and many other marvelous people this weekend as we celebrate you! This soup looks fantastic, as do you in those red glasses!

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