PUMPKIN & MANGO SOUP

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This soup has become one of my all time favorites and I sure hope you enjoy it too. Using special ingredients is always fun and here I prefer Hawaiian salt to normal salt, but you use what you have of course. Hawaiian salt, or alaea salt, is a natural, unprocessed sea salt, notable for its dark pinkish color. The salt is harvested by hand and is available in both coarse and fine grain. If you want to know more about Hawaiian salt go here: What Is Hawaiian Salt?

INGREDIENTS

This recipe serves about 4.

* 1 ripe Mango
* 400 g Pumpkin, Butternut
* 1 red Onion
* Nut oil for pan
* 1 clove of Garlic
* 5 dl Broth, Chicken or Vegetable
* 2 dl White Wine (can be skipped, but will add an extra good aroma)
* One handful of Fresh Thyme
* 2-3 tsp Curry Powder (I really like the Anapurna curry because it has a little cinnamon in it. If you don`t have Anapurna curry add a pinch of cinnamon spice in the soup)
* Salt & Pepper, to taste.
* 4 tablespoons Pomegranate Seeds, for garnish

HOW TO MAKE THIS DISH

Heat up a soup pot with a little nut oil and add chopped onion and garlic.
Let this turn golden before adding sliced pumpkin and white wine (if you precook the pumpkin if will all go a little quicker).
Let it simmer at medium heat till the white wine is just about gone and add half of the broth.
Add the sliced mango when the pumpkin is tender.
Add the rest of the broth and the chopped thyme and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
Pour it all into a blender and let it blend smooth.
Have the blend bak in the pot (Rinse it out if you have bits and pieces of ingredients left).
Add a little water if you find the soup too thick.

Now it`s seasoning time: add the curry, salt and pepper.
Always tasting and adding till you reach desired taste.
If it get`s too salty or too spicy you can add a little sugar or olive oil to balance.

Serve with a spoonful of pomegranate seeds on top of soup.

Enjoy!

TIP

Pomegranate help your body to reduce inflammation which is great for us who suffer from arthritis.
To get the seeds out, I usually use a wooden spoon and knock them out like shown in this video from OneCrazyHouse.

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