soup is surprising. It deviates from the canonic taste, in a smooth and pleasant way. In middle eastern countries people add other spices. Coriander, cumin and spices alike. You may very well do without.Make sure to use whole milk. That guarantees creaminess and robustness. Do instead not use cream. Contrary to whole milk it covers the subtle taste of pumpin.Most supermarkets sell chili paste. The North African harissa or Eastern Chiu Chow.
Or blend your own chili peppers with some sugar, vinegar and salt.This spicy soup is excellent as a first dish, introducing other courses. But with some bread aside it can become a whole meal. When the soup is a little thicker it may season tortellini or ravioli. It works wonderfully well with ricotta filled pasta.This substantial dish asks for a substantial wine. May we recommend Rosso Baglio del Cristo di Campobello