I am French and I really love to cook simple but delicious dishes. This recipe is about Velouté de Potimarron et Morteau. Most this dish would most likely translated as Pumpkin Soup with smoked sausage from Morteau, but in French we do not call it soup, namely velouté because of its special creamy texture.
by the way, I cook, but I take crappy pictures
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
It sounds delicious. But like most recipe writers, you really under-exaggerate on the prep time. Ten minutes? It will take me nearly ten minutes just to get out all the food and tools, and you want me to peel four and a half pounds of carrots, peel and chop an onion, and peel and chop a huge pumpkin?
That is a good point. I always start with the onion and prep the next ingredient while the first is cooking. That saves me on prep time but the work still needs to be done. You could use baby carrots and pre cubed pumpkin to save on the prep.
The soup looks delicious and it probably freezes well.
the tools used are as follow :
1 sharp knife
1 peeler (we call that économe, and it's seriously effective on carrots. i count 30s for peeling a straight carrot, 45s for a potato)
and for cooking,
1 large pan with cover
1 wooden spoon
i didn't count the time to take things out of the fridge, neither buying them.
i usually prepare everything before cooking :
first onion (cut top, cut bottom, make a line with the knife and remove the first 2 layers (dry skin), cut in half, put flat, cut one way, put in a bowl done)
then carrots (cut top, peel, cut in 2-3cm bits, put in a large bowl done).
then the most annoying, squash. (cut in 8 if it's whole or roughly in 3cm quarters, remove the seeds/threads with a spoon, remove the skin with the peeler, cut in chunks,put in the samelarge bowl as the carrots, done)
ok, maybe i prepare the veggies in 15 minute and not 10, but here, there is no need to make nice cuts as it'll be mixed.
it can perfectly be frozen and ... to be frank... yes, usually such a soup feeds us 4 (without sides or starter, just a yogurt or a fruit for dessert)
Where do you see in the recipe "four and a half pounds of carrots" ?
1kg of carrots is 2,2 lbs. more precisely a kilo = 2.2046226218 lbs. The easiest way to calculate is to consider that 1 pound is half a kilo.