This is very simple, yet delicious and frugal way to use up leftover after carving pumpkin flesh.
- huge pumpkin
- 2 litres of boiling water
- 2 cup whole pasteurized milk or 1 cup single cream
- ½ cup orzo pasta
- 2 vegetable cubes (10g each)
- 4 tbs tomato puree for colour – optional
- sea salt
- black peppercorns
- hot sauce
- tools to carve pumpkin or sharp knife and metal ice cream scoop
- 5 or more tea light candles
- large pot to cook the soup
- First make zigzag opening on the top of the pumpkin, around the stem (must be big enough to scoop out all inside).
- Using hands or large spoon take out all seeds, discard or leave aside if you want to roast them later.
- With special scoop, sharp spoon or metal ice cream scoop take out pumpkin flesh and leave aside.
- Then using sharp knife or special carving tools cut out nose, eyes and pumpkin mouth (we used filleting knife).
- Place tea light candles inside and place back top of the pumpkin.
- To make the soup add to the pot pumpkin flesh, hot water, vegetable cubes and tomato purée to the pot, cook for about 30 minutes.
- Then blend the soup, reduce fire, add orzo, season to taste with salt, hot sauce and milk or cream.
- Cook some more until orzo is ready.
- Serve to the bowls, sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.
Serves 6 people.
We bought special tools to carve pumpkin but in a first minute the tool to cut did bend. I used also ice cream scoop to take out inside of the pumpkin as provided in the set scoop was useless.
Orzo can be replaced with other small pasta shapes, such as stellette.
More Halloween recipes and craft ideas as well.