Healthy holiday recipes: Cinderella Pumpkin Bisque - | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Healthy holiday recipes: Cinderella Pumpkin Bisque

Posted: Updated:

Chef Parind Vora, from Restaurant Jezebel, to show us how to prepare a tasty holiday recipe.

Recipe: Cinderella pumpkin bisque with black winter truffles & grilled Andouille sausage


  • 3-4 lbs. Whole Cinderella pumpkin
  • Plugra or any good, fresh butter (Greek preferred)
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 gallon heavy cream
  • 1/2 gallon brewed regular black tea (like for iced tea)
  • 8 cloves whole peeled garlic sliced very thinly
  • 2 peeled and finely diced shallots
  • 2 big pinch garam masala
  • 2 big pinches coarse ground black pepper
  • 6 whole bay leaves (fresh if possible)
  • 1 small rutabaga (peeled and finely diced, almost minced)
  • Winter truffle peelings or white truffle oil
  • 1/2 cup raw local honey
  • Andouille sausage or preferred sausage


  1. Cut, seed and dress pumpkin with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Roast in a 350-degree oven until soft. Scoop out into a bowl.
  2. Sauté shallots, rutabaga and garlic in a little butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the scooped pumpkin pieces and heat through and allow caramelizing slightly.
  3. Puree the contents of the pot in a blender until smooth and add back into the original stockpot and heat through.
  4. De-glaze the pot with brewed tea and reduce by 50-60%.
  5. Add 2/3 of the cream, bay leaves and the local honey.
  6. Reduce the mixture by 50% or until the mixture will nappe the back of a spoon pull out all the bay leaves and add salt and garam masala to taste. Let sit over night for the flavors to develop.
  7. Bring the soup to a gentle boil. While the soup is heating, sauté the Andouille sausage in a little oil with mustard seeds (they will pop) and keep warm.
  8. Pour the soup into a wide mouth bowl. Put the truffle in (or shave fresh on top) add the sautéed Andouille sausage and serve immediately.
Powered by WorldNow

119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices