Pumpkin soup

Tags: pumpkin, soup, Lu
Serves 4. 13 steps
1 tablespoon oil   heat mix, simmer 5 minutes
1 clove garlic crushed   cook, stirring, until onion is soft
4 spring onions chopped
2 small fresh red chillies chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon grass chopped
2 small chicken stock cubes crumbled   bring to boil
2 cups water boiled
500g pumpkin flesh chopped   add; simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until soft
100ml coconut milk
Serve with chopped basil, if desired. The lemon grass can either be chopped finely to be eaten, or it can be left in large pieces so that it can be easily removed.
If preparing in advance, do not add the coconut milk until just before serving
Chopping pumpkin is tedious. But you can do it several days in advance; and once the pumpkin's chopped, the rest of the recipe's very fast.