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The countdown has started for Taste of Cayman 2013!

According to its website, Taste of Cayman will be celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary on Saturday 26th January, 2013 at the Camana Bay Festival Green.

Earlier this week, I sat down with the gals from the Cayman Islands Tourism Association to talk about another partnership between CITA and The Deep Dish in the lead up to next year’s event. Looks like we’re going to do a very similar promotion including participating restaurant reviews, brilliant recipes straight from Cayman’s top chefs and awesome giveaways during the months of December and January.  EXCITE!

In the meantime, I’ve got pumpkin envy. Kristina over at Whipped has the most gorgeous pumpkins growing in her garden! We love our pumpkin in Cayman and this fantastic bisque recipe comes from the stunning Cayman Watercolours 2012 calendar; a project in aid of Cayman Hospice Care.

Pumpkin Soup by Cayman Watercolours Calendar 2012
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You will need
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed & peeled
2 1/2 cup peeled & chopped pumpkin, or 1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tbsp sunflower butter
1 chicken stock cube
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup coconut milk or light cream
grated nutmeg

  •  In a large saucepan cook onion and garlic in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes
  • Add all the ingredients except the milk and nutmeg
  • Bring to a boil and cover.  Simmer 30 – 40 minutes until pumpkin is tender
  • Puree the mixture in a blender.  Return the mixture to the saucepan and thin to desired consistency with the milk
  • Sprinkle with grated nutmeg and serve

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42 Comments

  1. This looks like fall in a bowl – love it!

  2. I love pumpkin soup and yours sounds very good! I will try it this way next…I always liked coconut milk with pumpkin soup, actually I use it in my pumpkin risotto too! I have been without a computer, so I have not been around much! Happy to see your new layout, it looks so nice.

  3. Pumpkin soup and coconut is an awesome combination! I love using coconut milk in recipes like this. The color is amazing!

  4. I LOVE pumpkin soup and my recipe is very similar to this one in terms of the flavours…I never thought about using the coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Now I’m inspired to give it a whirl the next time I get my hands on some delicious local pumpkin! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This recipe sounds fantastic especially with the addition of coconut milk. YUM! I have to try this. Wonderful fall favors.

    I don’t get your posts to my email anymore. It must be because you’ve revamped your blog. It looks great.

    • Sorry Vicki!

      I switched to word press and I guess the email subscriptions didn’t get moved over with the rest of the blog :( I’m glad you remembered to come find me though!

  6. I’ve been wanting to make a pumpkin soup and this one looks like a great recipe. How nice to live in the Cayman Islands :)

  7. I’ve been hunting for a soup recipe that would please the whole family. We all love pumpkin. This recipe looks perfectly creamy delicious!

  8. Ooo – gorgeous! I’m such a big pumpkin fan and don’t think they get enough play in recipes (I’ll admit that I sometimes reserve pumpkins for mostly baked goods). But this bisque looks delish.

  9. I was just thinking to make a pumpkin turmeric soup with a hollow pumpkin as serving utensil. Everybody caught the pumpkin craze!! =D

  10. I love pumpkin soup! I’m so happy for all the fall recipes popping up. Your soup looks delicious!

  11. I always try using coconut milk in soups. Bet this was a perfect combo with pumpkin :)

  12. I made a pumpkin soup this summer and it really didn’t turn out well, so I’ve been on the hunt for a new one. I am a sucker for Pumpkin Bisque on ANY restaurant menu :) I had no idea pumpkins were big in Cayman- maybe from African influence?? I like your new site, too! I’ve been MIA from blogging but I’m BACK now (with a baby!!) and I just switched to a new site, too :)

    • OH BOY! I’m so glad you’re back in action! You have absolutely been missed :)

  13. This is wonderful – I can’t wait to puree some pumpkins of my own this year. Love these flavors!

  14. I love pumpkin, and this soup is just like a comfort in a bowl :)

  15. Pumpkin soup is one of my favourite soup flavours! Yours look absolutely delicious, I can do with a huge bowl of it since I’m sick at the moment. :(

  16. Somehow I don’t think of pumpkins in the Caymans – how wrong I am – this looks wonderful !
    Mary x

  17. I was thinking about throwing together a pumpkin soup this fall. This looks fabulous! YUM!

  18. lovely soup and the event sounds like so much fun

  19. I can’t believe I’ve never made a peanut butter-ish soup before. this may be where i have to start. I swear I’m going to turn orange this winter. :)

  20. Surprisngly, i have never had pumpkin soup but with pumpkin season just about to start, i am bookmarking this recipe to try! It would be nice to have soup in the upcoming harsh winter…

  21. Shut your mouth! I was JUST thinking about making a pumpkin ginger soup this weekend (served in a hallowed out pumpkin)… Maybe I’ll pull from your great ideas in this recipe!

  22. Wow, your pumpkin soup looks beautiful…will save the recipe when we start to see pumpkins…love vibrant color :)
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a wonderful week!

  23. Oh, I love the idea of adding coconut milk to pumpkin soup! And how exciting that you’re going to be working with the tourism association on your blog–that is awesome!

  24. I will soon be seeing fall pumpkins in the market. Got to make it.

  25. I love your new look on your site! Sorry I haven’t visited you for a while but it was a very nice surprise. :) Your pumpking bisque looks so good. I’ve been sick and think about new soup recipes all day long. This would be lovely! And wow, already count down for annual Taste of Cayman? I am scared how time flies these days…

  26. I love pumpkin soup but have never tried it with coconut milk it in – might be time to give that a go!

  27. Oooh, I love anything pumpkin! I am so ready for fall and I’m going to bake something with pumpkin this week I think. Once it cools down I’ll have to make some pumpkin bisque – yours sounds delicious!

  28. Wow….I think I wait all summer for fall to come just to be able to cook and bake with pumpkin again. My favorite soup, honestly, is pumpkin soup! This looks fabulous! Nice and rich. When I try it, I think I’ll try it with coconut milk! Your photos are so enticing!!! : )

  29. Mmmmm….this looks like an amazing pumpkin soup! Even in the Caymans, you are ushering in autumn beautifully!

  30. I love pumpkin soup too and this looks fantastic! I have to try your recipe because then I’ll feel like I’m in the Caymans instead of the Sunshine Coast. :)

  31. What an incredible soup my friend, I love the colour and your flavours :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  32. I love pumpkin soup . . . love the color. (I love anything pumpkin but I’m not a real big fan of pumpkin pie. Why is that?)

  33. Looks like the perfect fall recipe!!

  34. This soup looks and sounds awesome but I do have a question.I must be tired. Is the pumpkin just cut up with skin on or what? I could not see how much to add or if it is peeled or cubed or what. I really want to try it as the spice and flavors sound great and the photo looks delicious!

    • Sorry Denise! Bad instructions on my part, thanks for the catch! It’s 2 1/2 cup peeled & chopped pumpkin, or 1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree :)

  35. Gorgeous spicy version of pumpkins. We can get loads of pumpkins over here and yes, I need to try this for my other half. He will for sure enjoy it with toasted slices of bread.

  36. Fall is around the corner, so I’m excited to try this pumpkin soup!

  37. Did I tell you I harvested my pumpkin?? Haha meaning one. Only one little pumpkin made it this year :( The others got moldy! Pretty bummed! So I’m taking care of this one like its my only child…

    Loving your pumpkin soup! SO excited its time to whip out all the pumpkin recipes by me, this looks delish!!

    • OH NO! Well shoot. I had the same thing happen to me and my lonely eggplant. Next year though, you’ll rock the pumpkins like you’re Linus.

  38. What a beautifully intense colour! Love pumpkin soup and so this bisque has to be on my list as soon as these pumpkins arrive shortly in Paris. For the moment with this sunshine I’m imagining myself in Cayman!

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