Soup in a pumpkin

S.I.P. (Soup in a Pumpkin)

Topped with good stuff
Eater rating: 4.5 / 5  4.48

If it wasn’t evident that we have been in a fall-ish mood before now, then it should be screaming at you loud and clear with this dish. For a perfect meal on a chilly fall day we’re eating a soup made with roasted pumpkin, parsnips, carrots, and potatoes and seasoned with garlic, ginger, sage, rosemary, cinnamon, and cloves. The soup was topped with a dollop of cream fraiche and a mixture of pepita seeds, pomegranate, feta, and crispy bacon. For an extra kick we chose to serve the soup in a roasted pumpkin bowl.

T: this was some really tasty soup. especially with the crumbled feta and pomegranates on top.
A: not to mention the bacon in that mix! the relish, for lack of a better word, really did set the soup off. mmm mmm.
T: yeah, I certainly meant no disrespect to Bacon! Mmm. Also, it was surprisingly easy and tasty to eat the meat of the pumpkin while spooning soup! This was a really fun meal.
A: again with the unique vessels to make the meal more fun. it’s gonna suck when we go back to eating with normal dishes and utensils.
T: well i don’t know if I would say it’s going to suck. Although there will be more dishes to clean. 😛
A: heheh which will suck in and of itself.
T: true. Alright, so this was a really good soup. what do you rate it?
A: i think i’m going to have to give it a 4.23/5. it really was good. it wasn’t something that i would want to eat once a week or anything, but when fall falls like it’s fallen lately, this is the perfect dish.
T: i don’t know, if pumpkins were around all the time I would be happy to eat this once a week. I give this soup a 4.73/5. I would have given it a lower score if it were not for the feta/bacon/pomegranate mixture, but fortunately that little mixture topped it off perfectly. Also, the pumpkin itself was really tender and delish. I don’t have anything negative to say about this one.
A: hell yeah! then i’ve succeeded. :-) i don’t really have anything negative to say either. you pretty much hit it right on the head. the brightness of the pomegranate with the smokiness of the bacon and saltiness of the feta just brought out great flavors in the soup and pumpkin itself. mmm mmm…. maybe i should rethink my rating!…. or just eat more soup.
T: I think the feta brought the whole dish up to the perfect level of saltiness. Without it it might have needed a touch more. It worked out well. BTW, you’re not allowed to change your rating. 😛
A: so you’re the rating police now, huh? 😉
T: we wouldn’t need rating police if there weren’t people talking about changing their rating, ok?
A: well….hmph!
T: also, it’s Ratings Enforcement Agent, thank you very much. 😛

14 comments so far:

  1. Jonah says:

    Man o man. That soup warms me inside just looking at it! I love autumn squash soups.

  2. aria says:

    another stroke of brilliance in your advanced flava mixing skillz. this dish looks like it pleases all the senses. yum yum yum…………

  3. Tyler Hallberg says:

    Wow! I am feeling hungry man, very nice presentation with extraordinary sense of art. Thank you.

  4. Joi says:

    That looks absolutley amazing – beautiful!

  5. cheila says:

    beautiful and creative as usual!

  6. Amanda says:

    thanks jonah! you’re right on… there squash soups and fall pretty much always equate goodness. :-)

    thanks aria! t calls me miz flava-mix-alot 😛 (kidding!) i was serious about the vicious cycle of you making crisp making me want to make crisp. i’ve been having “crisp-on-the-brain” since you made yours!

    thanks for your comments tyler, joi, and cheila! we love your support. :-)

  7. regan says:

    That is so pretty! You should make that for us at Christmas!

  8. Scott says:

    Wow, this looks so much better than my chili in a pumpkin…

  9. ilovemustard says:

    I have seen soups in a pumpkin all over the place this fall – a very popular dish. I have yet to try my hands at making soup in a pumpkin but seeing it advertised so much I’m definitely going to have to attempt this one. The picture is fabulous. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Bobby says:

    2 more days before I HAVE to become a grown up!!!!

  11. anomyous says:

    My first time on this site. I have a kick just browsing through the recipes and reading the feedbacks between Tyler and Amanda. Very different, but fresh and fun and not to mention, great recipe. I’m adding this to my favorites!

  12. ClipChef says:

    Very nice recipe! Would like to have it at a place for you to share/view Recipes
    next time you make it :)

  13. I was just browsing through some of the recipes on your site and this one looks like a great one for thanksgiving! All the photos on your site are great and make me hungry.

  14. Bonnie says:

    Hope you don’t mind if I borrow your recipe for my blog and put a spin on it. It sounds absolutely delicious. Of course, I will link back to you.