James Martin's pumpkin soup
James Martin is in the kitchen with Phillip and Holly, showing us how to make a delicious bowl of comforting Christmas pumpkin soup with crispy sage.
James Martin's Pumpkin Soup
1 pumpkin, peeled and diced
1 litre milk
100ml double cream
Zest and juice of 1 lime, to taste
Optional to finish:
Deep fried sage leaves
Pumpkin seeds, toasted
1. Place the pumpkin and milk in a pan and bring to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Add the butter, cream and squeeze in the zest and juice of lime.
3. Next transfer the soup to a blender or use a stick blender or thermomix and blend until really smooth. Season to taste and adjust if necessary.
4. Spoon the soup into bowls, drizzle in the cream, a little pumpkin oil and top with sage and toasted pumpkin seeds. Serve whilst hot.