How delicious! I used pureed pumpkin, diced onion instead of shallot, half the coconut milk, water for vegetable broth, omitted lemongrass, used half a lime, and didn't immersion-blend. Now that I think about it, I'm reviewing a different recipe.
Loved it and so did my kids! Use chili oil as I did not have any peppers around. Just a teaspoon (or less if you are not sure on your heat tolerance). Can add a few drops in your bowl if you like it hotter
First time I tried it I didnt have lemongrass, but the soup still came out fantastic. Great recipe, will definately make it again and again!!!
This is by far my most favorite winter soup!! Great as a holiday or party soup -- hearty, easy to make and filling. The first time I made it I followed the recipe to the letter and the soup turned out a bit too sour and spicy for my taste (I'm Russian, so my palate is perhaps a bit on the bland side ;-)). I then cut out the lemon grass, lime zest and hot pepper and just used: 1 cup (lite) coconut milk, 3 cups vegan broth, two leeks, two garlic cloves, one smallish pumpkin, half a tea spoon ground red cayenne pepper, cylantro, salt and pepper to taste and juice of one small lime. The result was so good that I have made it every week since! You can also try substituting the pumpkin with 4 big carrots and one red bell pepper or any other seasonal veggies. Last week I even made "Thai Borscht" (substitute the pumpkin with four medium beets and four medium carrots) -- as a Russian, I have tasted a zillion different varieties of borscht in my life, but this one is the most exotic and delicious! An awesome vegan recipe -- your family will beg you to make it every week!
I'm a pumpkin soup fan and this did not disappoint. I used a dollop of sweet chili sauce as I had forgotten to get some chillies which worked well especially as my preschooler was eating this. Even she said that this soup was "very, very nice." Definitely worth the effort.
This was enjoyed by me myself! I made it using 1 cup each of coconut milk,stock,and pumpkin. I did use 1 hot pepper, half of a red onion, 2 lemongrass. I totally forgot to use the lime juice but I did use the zest.I just guess I couldn`t wait for it! This soup had the perfect amount of heat was smooth and creamy except for the thin slices of lemongrass which gave it great texture and refreshing flavor. I will have it the rest tomorrow adding the lime juice and cilantro. Thanks for a great recipe FlemishMinx! — posted Oct 7, 2004, I`m back! Ok I did add the lime and cilantro and it still was great and refreshing! I do enjoy lime and cilantro very much so you can do almost anything with it and I`m sure I`ll love it! With or without it GREAT!