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Spiced Coconut Pumpkin Soup is an easy autumnal soup made with roasted pumpkin, a touch of coconut milk, ginger, cumin and garlic to warm up smoothly before the winter comes. Spiced Coconut Pumpkin Soup is a creamy, colorful and aromatic soup. To balance the sweetness of pumpkin and coconut milk, a bit of ginger and cumin will come to the rescue! The type of pumpkin used would preferable be a red kuri or butternut squash, although any type would do. The roasting of the pumpkin pieces in the oven is what give a pumpkin soup its kick! The smaller the pieces of pumpkin the more Maillard reaction (browning), the more taste your soup will have. Balancing the sweetness I saw so many pumpkin soups out there and many of them are on the sweet side of the spectrum, which is, to me, more of a dessert soup. The sweetness of…

Ponzu Steak on a Wasabi pumpkin purée is an almost asian dish, the underlying flavours are all japanese although the format of the dish is more western cuisine (steak, potato). The highlight of this dish find itself in the pumpkin purée, not in the meat. The steak is a simply well seasoned with coarse salt and pepper steak cooked to your liking in the pan or even better grilled on the BBQ with a touch of ponzu (soy sauce + citrus essence sauce) to top it in the end. If you do not have any space left in the pantry for yet another one of those too little used bottles, you can always replace the ponzu with tamari or soy sauce. The magic of this dish… you’ll find in the wasabi flavoured pumpkin purée. The technique is quite similar to mashed potatoes, except for the roasting of the pumpkin slices before mashing them up with the usual milk, butter, wasabi, salt and…

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