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Both creamy and rich in vitamins, this pumpkin, sweet potato and orange soup is a delight.
Ingredients for 4 persons :
- 300 g of pumpkin
- 200 g sweet potato
- 1 onion
- 60 g semi-salted butter
- 50 cl of vegetable broth
- 2 oranges
- 10 cl of liquid cream
- Salt, freshly ground pepper
Pumpkin and sweet potato vitamin soup
- Peel, wash, peel and dice the pumpkin.
- Peel, wash and dice the sweet potato.
- Peel, wash and chop the onion.
- Melt 30 g of butter, place the sliced onions, pumpkin, sweet potato, stir and pour in the vegetable broth. Cook until the blade of a knife easily penetrates the flesh of the vegetables.
- Wash then remove the juice and zest of the oranges.
- Add the juice of the 2 oranges to the vegetables and mix until you obtain a smooth cream. Check the seasoning.
- Whip the liquid cream into a whipped cream, stir in the orange zest and pepper.
- Arrange in a tureen or small containers, add the whipped cream, a turn of the mill and taste immediately!
You can complete this velouté with toast, cured ham or dried meat, a poached egg, etc.
Learn more about the sweet potato
Native to South America, this perennial produces delicious tubers with a floury texture and sweet taste reminiscent of chestnuts. Colorful, their hues vary from yellow to orange, passing through purple, depending on the variety, and their shapes, sometimes quirky, are often elongated. Used both for the preparation of sweet and savory dishes, sweet potatoes remain a staple food for certain populations in tropical regions.
On the cellar side, wine to accompany this velvety
Winter is a time when the lack of light and the cold lead us to look for a little energy in sweet dishes. From this point of view, this velouté plays its role perfectly and will be perfect for a reassuring cocooning atmosphere.
However, unless a glass of water will dilute this sweetness, we can seek a little relief with a wine to wake up our taste buds and our bodies a little asleep. Thus, the liveliness and lemony notes of a Riesling, in its youth, will bring pep to the whole, while a white Côtes de Gascogne, more expressive on the nose but less lively, will bring a freshness more aromatic than gustatory. those whom gentleness does not repel. Maurice Chassin
Recipe: A. Beauvais, Photo: F. Hamel