Prawn and Pumpkin Soup


  • 500g pumpkin
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 125g cooked, shelled small prawn
  • ¼ lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Peel pumpkin, cut into small pieces.
  2. Put pumpkin and onion in a freezer bag, place on a plate and microwave on High Power for 7 minutes.
  3. Stand for 2 minutes, then puree in a blender or food processor.
  4. Place puree and chicken stock in an 8 cup casserole dish and microwave on High Power until boiling, about 7 minutes.
  5. Finely chop the prawns and mix with lemon juice.
  6. Stir into the hot soup with the cream.
  7. Reheat if necessary on medium power for 5 minutes.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper, sprinkle with parsley and serve with crusty bread.

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