Tuesday, November 5, 2019

How to Make Gordon Ramsay’s Roasted Pumpkin Soup?

 

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Do you like pumpkin soup? You should try Gordon Ramsay’s roasted pumpkin soup. Prepare this easy pumpkin soup recipe as a starter for a dinner party or a light supper for friends and family. Just imagine their delight when they taste your soup.

When you need a bit of comfort food, taste it. It has a lovely silky texture and fast to make with maximum flavor.

It calls for roasted pumpkin for maximum flavor. Don’t worry, this roasted pumpkin soup recipe is great with your favorite sandwiches and salads.


Who is Gordon Ramsay?

Ramsay's reputation is built upon his goal of culinary science perfection, which is associated with winning three Michelin stars.

As of this writing, his restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently hold a total of seven. His flagship restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held three Michelin stars since 2001. 

Ramsay had become one of the best-known and most influential chefs in the UK.

What is Gordon Ramsay's true personality

As a reality television personality, Ramsay is known for his fiery temper, strict deportment and use of expletives. 

He often makes blunt and controversial remarks, including insults and wisecracks about contestants and their cooking abilities. As shown below. 

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Given his repeated loss of his temper and his harsh creative critiques, he has come off as a villain to many of the contestants on his TV shows.

For the people who know Gordon well and work with him, he is friendly and warm. Is his TV brute personality just for show like Simon Cowell? What is Gordon Ramsay's true personality? Get to know more about Gordon’s personality here.


Gordon Ramsay’s Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Gordon Ramsay’s Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin is also somewhat sweeter than many other squashes, which allows it to be used in both sweet and savory dishes.

I watched Gordon cooked this dish for his kids on a TV show he was featured. His adorable kids loved it. 

This copycat recipe is my take on it. Roast the pumpkin chunks before adding for an extra layer of flavor.

Serves 4– 6

INGREDIENTS:

1 large onion, sliced
1 and ½ lb. pumpkin peeled and cut into chunks
1 lb potatoes, diced or sliced
2 and ½ cups vegetable stock
½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg – to taste
1 tsp chopped fresh or ground dried tarragon – to taste
2 and ½ cups milk, or half and half for a richer soup
2 tsp lemon juice – to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter


COOKING PROCEDURE:

1) Heat the oil and butter in a heavy saucepan and sauté the onion for 4– 5 minutes over medium-low heat until soft but not browned, stirring frequently.

2) Add the pumpkin and potatoes, stir well, cover and sweat over low heat for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are almost tender, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking or browning.

Add the roasted pumpkin

3) Stir in the stock, nutmeg, tarragon, lemon juice and seasoning. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are completely tender.

4) Allow to cool slightly, then pour into a food processor or blender or use a reliable hand blender and process until smooth.

use a reliable hand blender and process the pumpkin

5) Return to saucepan and add milk. Heat gently and taste, adding extra lemon juice or seasonings to your taste.

6) Serve piping hot with a dollop of butter, sour cream, yoghurt, or crème fraîche and a sprinkling of chives, green onions or fresh parsley as a garnish.

What is Creme Fraiche? Is a thickened cream with a slightly tangy, nutty
flavor and velvety, rich texture.

7) Light garlic buttered croutons are also a welcome garnish, but go easy on the garlic as it can overpower the delicate flavor of the soup.


COOKING TIPS for Roasted Pumpkin Soup Gordon Ramsay

How to Roast Pumpkin in the Oven?

Step 1. Preheat oven to 200°C /180°C fan-forced. Line two large baking trays with baking paper. Place pumpkin and garlic in a bowl. Add oil. Season with salt and pepper. Mix or toss to coat.

How to Roast Pumpkin in the Oven

Step 2. Arrange pumpkin mixture, in a single layer, on prepared tray. Bake for 40 minutes or until pumpkin is golden and tender.


How to Roast Pumpkin without Oven?

Roasting on the Stove. Warm a heavy-bottomed pan on medium-high to high heat. Do not use a nonstick pan, as this will stop pumpkin from browning

How to Roast Pumpkin without Oven

Choose a wide-bottomed pan to cook more pumpkin at once. Preferably, it should have low edges, as high sides will capture the steam from the pumpkin as they cook, leading to a mushy texture. 

Add a thin layer of coconut oil to the pan, coating the entire bottom. When the coconut oil is smoking, add the pumpkin. 

Cook in batches if you are roasting many pumpkins. Overcrowding can lead to poor caramelization and mushy vegetables, so leave a little bit of space between the pumpkins for best results. 

Slowly stir the pumpkin once or twice during roasting, but leave them mostly undisturbed to help them roast perfectly.


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Which Pumpkin is BEST for Roasting?

1) Butternut pumpkin- It has a sweet and nutty taste. It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the bottom.

Butternut pumpkin

2) Dumpling pumpkin- Its orange-yellowish flesh is very sweet with a hazelnut-like flavor that people find very yummy.

Dumpling pumpkin

3) Jap pumpkin (kabocha squash or Japanese pumpkin)- Sweeter than butternut squash. Some kabocha can taste like Russet potatoes or chestnuts.

Japanese pumpkin

4) Golden nugget pumpkin- The light orange flesh inside is sweet and finely textured, dry and bright-orange.

Golden nugget pumpkin


How Do You Cut a Pumpkin for Roasting?

1. How to cut a pumpkin into wedges? Use a large cook's knife to cut pumpkin into wedges. To make it easier, use the ridges in the pumpkin as a guide.

How Do You Cut a Pumpkin for Roasting

2. Use a metal spoon to remove seeds from one wedge. 

3. Place the pumpkin flat and use a large sharp knife to remove the skin from each wedge, if desired. 


Do ugly vegetables taste better? Which are the most versatile herbs? 

Do you want to create dining experiences at home? Learn to cook not just roasted pumpkin soup by Gordon Ramsay but restaurant-inspired dishes with tips for timesaving prep and incredible food presentation.

Gordon shows you how to select great produce to create phenomenal dishes. How his newest restaurant-inspired recipes will help you wow your next dinner guests with a fabulous at-home dining experience.

Peek on one of his cookbooks below. You can download another of his listed recipe.

Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking: Everything You Need to Know to Make Fabulous Food

Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food: More Than 100 Delicious, Super-Fast, and Easy Recipes

Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course

Gordon Ramsay's Good Food Fast: 30-minute home-cooked meals transformed by Michelin-starred expertise

Gordon Ramsay's Good Food Fast 30-minute home-cooked meals transformed by Michelin-starred expertise


Gordon Ramsay's Healthy, Lean & Fit: Mouthwatering Recipes to Fuel You for Life


What can Pumpkin do for your Skin?

Pumpkin Benefits for Skin. What makes pumpkins super is their low fat and sodium content. Their orange coloring contains massive amounts of lutein and vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene helps to reverse UV damage and improve skin texture

Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin C. Beta-carotene and Vitamin C help to promote the production of collagen, thus improving your skin tone and elasticity.

These antioxidants are powerful agents in preventing certain cancers.

Pumpkin flesh is all rich in potassium, vitamin E, high in fiber and many minerals. The electrolyte minerals are calcium and magnesium. 

The dark-green seed of the pumpkin is a super food. It was used for centuries to treat a number of ailments; two of the more unusual being freckles and snake bites.

Today, the superpowers of pumpkin seeds have been found to help prevent prostate cancer in men, protect against heart disease, and have anti-inflammatory benefits.


Pumpkin Nutrition 100g

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION. One cup of cooked mashed pumpkin also contains 2,484 mg of lutein.

One cup of boiled, drained, and mashed pumpkin provides 49 calories, 12 g carbohydrate, 1.8 g protein, 0 g fat, 2.7 g dietary fiber, 12230 IU vitamin A, 11.5 mg vitamin C, 1 mg niacin, 22 mcg folic acid, 0.5 mg pantothenic acid, 564 mg potassium, 2 mg sodium, 74 mg phosphorus, 37 mg calcium, 1.4 mg iron, and 22 mg magnesium.


TRY OTHER HEALTHY PUMPKIN AND SQUASH RECIPES:

Quibebe- Pumpkin Soup- Brazilian Food Recipes 

How to Make Spaghetti Squash Fritters Keto? - Spaghetti Squash Recipes

How to Cook Summer Squash? – Georgia Yellow Squash Casserole with Sour Cream 

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Patti Labelle's Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe- Southern Soul Food



REFERENCES:

ABOUT GORDON,  (https://www.gordonramsay.com/gr/about-gordon/)

Deborah A. Klein. 2010. The 200 SuperFoods That Will Save Your Life: A Complete Program to Live Younger, Longer. McGraw-Hill Education. ASIN: B0035X1BO8, https://amzn.to/31sh0mf

Delia Quigley. 2008. The Everything Superfoods Book: Discover what to eat to look younger, live longer, and enjoy life to the fullest. Everything. ISBN-10: 9781598696820. ASIN: 1598696823, https://amzn.to/33LEyEo

Michelin 3rd Star Goes To Gordon Ramsay, (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-01-28/travel/0101270473_1
_gordon-ramsay-michelin-star-restaurant)

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