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Grilled Carrot and Pumpkin Soup with Herbs

If you like rich and creamy soups, you will love the flavors of the grilled vegetables teamed with cream and bouillon in the following pumpkin soup recipe. The hickory wood chips give a wonderful smoky flavor, which blends nicely with the other seasonings, and flavors in this pumpkin and carrot soup recipe for a well rounded finish.

This soup is a beautiful orange color and you can serve it with buttered brown bread if you like. The basil, thyme, and fennel add a gentle herby flavor to this carrot and pumpkin soup recipe and this makes a very impressive appetizer. If you like making easy grilled vegetable recipes, this one is a definite winner.

Enjoy the silky smoothness of this soup and see if you can identify all the different flavors blended together to create it. The sweetness from the carrot and pumpkin is immediately identifiable and the orange juice and cream also fit in perfectly. The thyme and basil add an aromatic touch to this soup and, all in all, the ingredients really do justice to one another. What makes this soup stand out from the rest though is the use of hickory woodchips to give the vegetables an amazing smoky taste, and this flavor carries through to the soup and gives it plenty of class and flavor appeal.

Creamy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup Recipe
Summary: This magnificent soup is made with grilled pumpkin and carrot, and flavored with orange, cream, herbs and more for a classy and spectacular result which you will love.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
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  • 2 lbs pumpkin, in 3 inch pieces
  • 2 lbs carrots, peeled and sliced thickly
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable bouillon
  • 2 cups soaked hickory wood chips
  • Parsley to garnish
  1. Score the skin of the pumpkin and rub half the butter over the flesh. Rub the rest of the butter over the carrot slices. Cook the pumpkin and carrot indirectly over a medium hot grill for 30 to 40 minutes, adding the soaked wood chips as necessary to the coals.
  2. When the vegetables are tender, but not charred, remove them to cool; remove the pumpkin skin then cut them into smaller pieces.
  3. In a food processor with a steel blade, process the grilled pumpkin and carrot while gradually adding the warmed bouillon.
  4. Combine this smooth mixture with the rest of the ingredients in a soup pot and cook for an hour.
  5. Push the mixture through a fine strainer and season to taste.
  6. Garnish each bowl of soup with a sprig of parsley.

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This soup makes a wonderful meal and the flavor is one you will never forget. Of course it features fresh pumpkin, but you also have nicely grilled carrots in there. When the pumpkin and carrots combine in this recipe, the soup will offer an appealing, light flavor that goes well as an appetizer before any outdoor meal. This soup is very simple to make and the difference grilling makes is very apparent because that smoky flavor gives the soup so much elegance and class.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello there, I'm Christine. Welcome to my blog where you will find a comprehensive collection of soup recipes for every season, occasion and palate. There are hundreds of soup recipes for you to try out, those which warm you up during the cooler months, and even chilled soups and dessert soups if you want to try something new.

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