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Autumn pumpkin recipe from Phinda in South Africa

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Phinda Private Game Reserve chefs have lots of tempting treats on offer, and this one is perfect for autumn! This is their version of pumpkin soup, a very common recipe in Southern Africa.

Pumpkin Soup Every Which Way

Start with pumpkin, peeled and cubed, then simmered until soft in a good chicken stock with leeks and a couple of potatoes. Puree when all vegetables are cooked through, then serve hot or cold, depending on the season. For fun and variety, you can add any or a combination of the following:

apples, pears, orange zest and juice, ground cinnamon,
ground cumin, ground coriander, a touch of chilli, fresh
ginger or a splash of basalmic vinegar

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  • Cassia Mendonça

    I was in Pinda some years ago. It was wonderful. One night we had a delicious pumpkin soup, so today Y want to try it. Thank you very much.

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