Crave Recipe: Asian Pumpkin Soup


Straddling the line between fall and winter. Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Halloween evolved into a community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.

Fall is at our door and it’s a perfect time for a pumpkin soup! There are many variations on the traditional pumpkin soup but this one has an Asian twist to it.

Oriental Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Makes 4-5 Servings


10 ml olive oil
325 g pumpkin
5 ml squeezed lemon juice
5 ml fish sauce
20 g red pepper
250 g coconut milk
50 ml cooking cream
550 ml fish stock
5 g Thai basil
12 g white onion
150 g shrimp
2 g sea salt


  1. Chop the onions, the red pepper, and the Thai basil
  2. Cut the pumpkin into 5 cm cubes
  3. Heat the olive oil and sauté the onions, red pepper, and the pumpkin cubes for 5 to 8 minutes
  4. Add the lemon juice, fish sauce and fish stock and let it simmer for 20 to 25 minutes
  5. Let it cool and blend all ingredients well in a blender
  6. Add the coconut milk, cooking cream, Thai basil, and shrimps to the blended mixture
  7. Let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste
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