Queensland Blue* pumpkin, peeled and diced (quantities are difficult here)
3 – 4 large onions, chopped
Oil for cooking
Good quality chicken stock or vegetable stock
Cream, sour cream, or mascarpone
* If you want to be healthy and avoid cream, use home made almond milk
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan, add onion and sauté until tender.
Add pumpkin in batches, and cook a little, making sure not to burn the onion.
Transfer onion and pumpkin to a heavy casserole, add chicken stock, and simmer gently until the pumpkin is tender.
Puree the pumpkin and onion mixture in a food processor, or pass through the fine sieve of a mouli.
Just before serving, stir in cream, sour cream, mascarpone (or almond milk), being careful not to add too much. Add a little grated nutmeg, and season to taste.
*Queensland Blue pumpkins are hard to find these days as they have very tough skins. To substitute, use another blue skin variety.