Thai Pumpkin Soup with Prawns

I love soups!! Unfortunately my kids do not share my sentiments. I have tried many a time and for some unknown reason they refuse to eat them. So I just make soups for my husband and I now. This recipe I pinched from my mum many years ago, I think it might have even been one of the ones I took with me in my stash of “mum’s recipes” when I first left home many years ago. It is my ultimate favourite, simple yet full of flavour!  
I must say, it is NOT a soup that is suitable for the failsafe diet.
I have included the traditional way of cooking it and my Thermomix conversion.
 Domestic Diva - Thai Pumpkin & Prawn Soup
Ingredients:

1 Kg pumpkin
1 tablespoon oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 Shallots, chopped
2 red chillies, chopped
½ tsp fish or shrimp paste
2 cups chicken stock
300g peeled prawns, deveined
400ml can coconut cream
Fresh coriander, for garnish

Thermomix Instructions:

Chop pumpkin into chunks.
Put shallots, garlic and chilli into Thermomix bowl. Chop for 2 sec on speed 6.
Add oil and paste. Cook for 2 minutes at 100 deg on speed 1.
Add pumpkin, chop for 10 seconds on speed 7. Add stock.
Cook for 5 minutes on 100 deg speed 1.
Place prawns in the Varoma dish. Put the Varoma on top of the Thermomix and cook for 12 minutes at Varoma Temperature speed 1.

Remove Varoma dish and put the MC (measuring cup) in place. Blend soup for 15 – 20 seconds by slowly turning the dial from speed 1 to speed 9.

Add coconut cream and mix on speed 3 for 5 seconds.
Pour into Thermo server and top with the prawns.
Garnish with coriander.

 

Raw prawns ready to be cooked in the Varoma dish.

 

Domestic Diva - Thai Pumpkin & Prawn Soup

Traditional Instructions:

Skin pumpkin and chop into bite sized pieces. Heat oil n a large pan, add garlic, shallots, chilli and paste. Cook until soft.

Add stock and pumpkin, bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly before putting in food processor or blending. Stir in coconut cream and prawns, simmer covered until tender (5 minutes).

Garnish with coriander.

 

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