Pumpkin Soup with Leeks

by Feily
(France)

My son is having a light trouble of digestion (constipation). The doctor said that he has to eat more vegetables especially green veggies, high fiber nutrition and drink more water. I know these three things were not his favorite...mostly he hates green color veggies.

One day I made him a pumpkin soup with leek (leeks is his number one enemy!). Pumpkin is a high fiber source while leeks are known as best remedy for constipation in France.

Here are what you need to make a delicious pumpkin soup with leeks:
- 5 cups (about 1 kg) fresh pumpkin, peeled and cubed
- 2 large leeks
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 2 table spoons of butter (or olive oil)
- 4 cups of water
- 1 tables spoon of fish-sauce (optional)
- salt and pepper
- fresh or liquid cream for serving (optional)

Clean the leeks, cut off the steamy bottoms then slice them. I use only the white and the light green part.

Melt the butter in a pot over a medium heat, add in chopped garlic and leeks. Stir in until perfumed. Then add in the pumpkin, salt, pepper, sugar and water. Cook for about 30 minutes or until the pumpkin become tender.
The last step is mix your soup with blender or soup-mixer.

I love to serve this soup with french bread or crusty bread. My children love this soup so much, especially if served with chicken nuggets! My son was so surprised when I told him that he was just finish a bowl of pumpkin soup with leek. He said:"what? I ate leeks? But I didn't taste leeks on the soup...aahh, you trapped me mum!"
Since then he eats leeks...and pumpkin ;)




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Leeks are so good
by: Lesley

Thank you for that marvellous recipe, and the advice. I, for one, adore leeks, so will definitely be trying that one. Love the fish sauce idea too. Lovely touch.

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