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Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Fig Brulee and Candied Pecans Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Fig Brulee and Candied Pecans

  A mouth-watering seasonal starter to warm up your stomach in preparation for the feast you are about to devour!

For the Pumpkin Soup:

1 cup    Shallots, minced

½ cup   Celery, diced

1 T        Garlic, minced

1 cup    White Wine

10 cups Pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into large pieces

6 cups   Vegetable Stock

1 each   Sachet

To taste Salt


For the Sachet:

6 sprigs   Thyme

6 sprigs   Parsley

1 each     Bay Leaf

8 each     Black Peppercorns


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the large pumpkin pieces with just enough grape seed oil (approximately ¼ cup) to coat and place on a baking sheet into the oven. Roast the pumpkin until very tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. Cool and reserve.


In a large stock pot, sauté the shallots, celery, and garlic in a tablespoon of grape seed oil for 5 minutes. Deglaze with the white wine and reduce by half. Add the roasted pumpkin, vegetable stock and sachet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Remove the sachet, and puree the soup. Adjust the seasoning with salt.


For the Fig Brulee:

10 each  Figs, quartered

½ cup     Organic Sugar

1 each    Butane Torch


Lay the quartered figs on a baking sheet, and sprinkle each one with sugar. Using a torch, melt the sugar and form a crispy crust on the figs.


For the Candied Pecans:

¼ cup  Organic Sugar

¼ cup  Water

2 cups  Pecan Halves


Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sauce pot, combine the sugar and water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for about 5 minutes. The mixture should be syrupy in consistency. In a bowl, combine the sugar mixture and the pecan halves and toss to coat the pecans. Place pecans on a baking sheet and in to the oven for about 5 minutes. Cool and reserve.


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