Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

October 26, 2012 10:00:06 AM PDT
Chef Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia restaurant in Chicago's West Loop shares some favorite fall recipes.

  • 4lbs pumpkin, diced
  • 1lb onion, sliced
  • 1.5 oz ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • One bunch cilantro stems, tied with twine
  • 3.5 ltr coconut milk
  • 1/2-1 oz red curry paste
  • 1/2-1 oz fish sauce
  • 4-5 oz brown sugar

Water and salt as needed

Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot. Sweat the onion and ginger in the oil. Add the red curry paste and sauté to release its aroma. Add the squash, cilantro stems and the coconut milk. Cook until tender. Remove the cilantro and puree the soup.

Strain the soup and season with the fish sauce, brown sugar and salt. Thin the soup with water as needed.