Some people love Halloween and some people hate it. I am definitely in the first group. I love to carve pumpkins and walk around with a ghost costume. That is why I also want to surprise my family and friends every year with something new and scary! This time I served pumpkin soup (a classic) with dead carrots fingers. It was such a big success that I want to share my recipe with you. I wish you all a scary Halloween!
First of all prepare the soup by chopping all ingredients: - pumpkin - tomatoes - champignons - capsicums Put everything in a big pot, add some olive oil and fry them for about 2 minutes. When they will start to get a golden colour, pour the wine and wait till it will be dissolved. Season with salt and pepper and add the vegetable stock, the ketchup and the tomatoes puree to the vegetables. Cook for about 45 minutes, blending and checking from time to time if the vegetables are soft. If necessary add some more vegetable stock. When the soup is ready take out of the fire and let it cool down. Pour the soup with a mixer. FOR THE DEAD FINGERS Cut the carrots in the middle if they are too long. With a knife make a hole on one top of the carrot but just on one side, so that you can put one almond inside, which will be the finger's nail. Before making the hole check how big the almond is because it has to fit into the hole in the carrot (see pictures). Add some coriander and chives to the soup and serve warm with a dead finger inside or next to it.
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Recipe for 4 people. For an additional Halloween feeling, serve the soup in a carved pumpkin and decorate the table with carrots fingers!