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  • Around 800g Pumpkin
  • 2tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Large shallot chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 400ml Vegetable or chicken stock
  • 150g Dried chorizo, diced
  • 1 small bunch of fresh parsley
  • sourdough bread


  • STEP 1

    Preheat your oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Cut the pumpkin in half and remove all the seeds.

  • STEP 2

    Halve the pumpkin halves and place them onto a baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 1 hour until softened.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the remaining olive oil in a small pan. Add the shallot and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes until soft.

  • STEP 4

    Add the garlic and the stock, turn the heat off and set aside.

  • STEP 5

    Fry the chorizo pieces in a pan until browned then set aside. Once the pumpkin is roasted, leave to slightly cool.

  • STEP 6

    Scrape the pumpkin flesh from the skin and add to a food processor (do this in batches if your food processor is too small).

  • STEP 7

    Add the stock and process until smooth.

  • STEP 8

    Return the soup to the stove and heat up then add the chorizo.

  • STEP 9

    Chop the parsley and add to the soup. Serve warm with some toasted sourdough bread.