Maple cream of pumpkin, sorrel and lardons

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ)

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ)

Standard Supplier 26th February 2016

Maple cream of pumpkin, sorrel and lardons

This beautiful dish was created by renowned chef, David Colcombe

Recipe serves four.

Ingredients

  • 500g pumpkin (or any winter squash), cut into chunks
  • 1 leek, washed and sliced thinly
  • 45ml olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2l chicken stock or water
  • 60g fresh pork belly, cut into cubes
  • 60ml pure maple syrup from Canada
  • 60ml single cream
  • 10g sorrel leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Heat olive oil in a saucepan, add leek and pumpkin and cook over low heat for 4 minutes.

Add garlic then chicken stock and lightly season with salt.Cook pumpkin until it breaks apart then blend in a food processor. In boiling water, blanch pork cubes for 3 minutes then drain. Heat cream with sorrel and pork belly cubes then add mixture to cream of pumpkin along with maple syrup and adjust seasoning. Divide among four soup bowls.

Note: increase or reduce the amount of maple syrup to taste. You can also raise the acidity by adding lemon juice.