Autumn Recipe | Soupe au Potiron
As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to turn, we know that Autumn has officially arrived. Not that we are complaining! Autumn is one of our favourite times of the year to be in Paris. Cosying up in one of our favourite cafe’s, wearing chunky knit scarves, and enjoying the beautiful clear skies and sunsets that October brings are amongst our favourite aspects of Autumn. The best part is being able to tuck into some of the delicious and warming foods. Goodbye to picnics and hello to homemade soups!
Our recipe of choice this season is the Soupe au Potiron which is a traditional French recipe from Auvergne, a historical region in central France. It is a mountainous and rural area making it a popular destination for hiking and skiing which is the ideal location for eating this wholesome soup.
There is always an abundance of pumpkins around September and October, so we thought it was only appropriate that we share are this recipe for a pumpkin soup. Follow the simple steps below and try it out for Halloween!
Ingredients : (6 people)
- 1 Pumpkin (potiron)
- 1 White onion
- 2 Carrots
- 2 Cloves of garlic
- 2 Leeks
- Slab of butter
- Fresh parsley
- Vegetable stock (1 cube)
- Chop the onion, carrots, pumpkin, and leeks into bite size pieces.
- Crush the garlic cloves and chop the fresh Parsley.
- Boil 1.5 litres of water and prepare the vegetable stock.
- Place all the chopped vegetables into one big pot. Add a slab of butter and sautée the vegetables on a medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
- Season mixture with salt, pepper, and a handful of fresh Parsley.
- Add the 1.5 litres of vegetable stock to the pot and bring to the boil, then simmer on a low heat for 45 minutes uncovered. Stir every 10 minutes.
- Take the mixture off the heat and purée the soup in small batches using a blender or food processor.
- Serve in soup dishes with a dollop of Crème Fraîche and a sprinkle of fresh Parsley.
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