Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chicken And Pumpkin Soup

Serves 6.


2 tbsp. cooking oil
4 c. sliced and peeled pumpkin fruit
1/3 c. chopped onions
6 pumpkin tips *
1 kg (2 lb.) chicken
1 c. coconut cream
4 c. water
1 sliced green pepper
2 chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp. lemon juice
Salt to taste

* pumpkin tips are the green leaf with the curly bit and stalk. They are edible. You may need to go pick your pumpkin to get these. They are very good for you.


Wash pumpkin tips, prepare and chop. Fry onion in cooking oil until tender. Cut chicken into small pieces, add to onion and cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Add water, lemon juice and salt to taste. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cook 15 minutes covered. Add tomatoes, pumpkin, green pepper and pumpkin tips. Cook 5 minutes. Add coconut cream. As soon as it comes to a boil, remove from heat.

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