I tend to fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to cooking. Recipes, shmrecipes (that’s super hard to say outloud, fyi). So when I got a recipe from a friend for pumpkin curry soup and I was missing like… half? the ingredients for it, I was secretly a little excited about trying a new spin on it. So here’s what I ended up with – spicy turkey meatballs and pumpkin curry soup. Slam dunk, in my book. I’ll definitely be making this again.
Spicy turkey meatballs and pumpkin curry soup
For the meatballs:
- 1lb ground turkey (I used white meat and they were great, but feel free to use dark. Most turkey meatball recipes recommend dark because it’s jucier)
- a palm-full of chopped cilantro
- 1 Tbs soy sauce and a dash of Worcestershire
- 3 tsp sugar
- 1-2 pinches of ground ginger
- 1-2 cloves of garlic (I tend to be heavy-handed with my garlic If you don’t love it… take it down to 1 clove)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2.Stir all the ingredients up, gently, and portion them into ping-pong ball sized meatballs. Usually about 10-12 meatballs. Seriously about the gentle part – if you stir too much, or squeeze the heck out of your turkey, it’s going to get tough.
3. Brown the meatballs on all sides because who wants a meatball that hasn’t been browned? Not this gal. (should take about 10 minutes total)
4. Stick them in the oven until they’re cooked through (7-10 minutes)
For the pumpkin curry soup:
- 3 Tbs butter
- 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1/2 an onion, chopped, is recommended here for people who aren’t allergic to onions (like I am!)
- 1 Tbs red curry powder
- 3 1/2 cups of chicken broth
- 29 oz can of pumpkin
- 1 1/2 cup of cream or 1/2 and 1/2
- salt and pepper to taste
1. Melt the butter and cook the garlic (and onion, if you use it) and curry powder in the melted butter for ~5 minutes
2. Add broth, salt and pepper, and pumpkin – cover and let simmer for 30 minutes
3. Add cream or half and half and simmer for the last 5 minutes
For plating, I put the turkey meatballs in a shallow bowl, and ladled the soup all around it. SO delicious, and pretty good-lookin, if I do say so myself.
Hope you love this recipe as much as I did! Let me know if you make it and if you make any changes. I love a new twist on a recipe.