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Serves: 8


  • 2 pounds peeled pumpkin (about 6 cups)
    6 cups chicken broth
    1 cup light coconut milk
    4 ounce piece pickled or salt pork
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
    1 bay leaf large
    1 sprig thyme
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    hot chile pepper to taste (Scotch bonnet)


  • In large pot, combine all ingredients . Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until pumpkin is very soft.
    Remove pork, thyme sprig and bay leaf.
    In blender, purée soup until smooth. Return to pot and reheat. Add salt and pepper if needed.
Jamaican pumpkin soup

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