Music for your Mouth: Soup Dragons

Soup Dragons are a band who I really only discovered through MoFo. I know a couple of their songs by ear, but never knew of the artist. I was originally going to feature Bowling for Soup – a band I listened to as a teen – but when I found out that the Soup Dragons did a cover of this Rolling Stones song I had to include it – it’s such a feel good classic. I love it!

soup1This recipe needs a bit more tweaking – I’m not quite happy with the flavour, however I’m on a roll with posting recipes every day for this MoFo and I don’t want to break it – this is the only one I have ready for tonight. And I’m free! To do what I want! Any old tiiiime. I will probably come back to it later and edit it once I get the balance right. Perhaps roasting the pumpkin first might help?

The inspiration came from a soup that was made for my work’s weekly Thursday winter soup day that was absolutely delicious – I will have to see if I can track down the recipe to see what mine is missing.

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Miso and Ginger Pumpkin Soup
(serves 4-6)

1 brown onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp ginger, minced
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Butternut pumpkin, peeled and diced (approx 1kg)
4 potatoes, diced (approx 500g)
2 carrots, roughly chopped
1 litre vegetable stock
1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper
3 Tbsp brown rice miso
Salt and white pepper to taste
2 spring onions, chopped (for garnish)
2 Tbsp black sesame seeds, toasted (for garnish)
Wasabi (optional)

In a large pot over medium-high, heat coconut oil and throw in the onions. Cook until translucent – approximately five minutes, before adding the garlic and ginger. Saute for a minute or two, being careful not to let the garlic and ginger burn.

Add pumpkin, potatoes and carrots and cover with veggie stock. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cover. Cook until the veggies become tender.

Transfer to blender (or use a stick blender) and blend until smooth.

Return to pot and add miso, cayenne and salt and pepper. Stir through.

Serve with spring onions, toasted sesame seeds and a blob of wasabi if you’re into that. I know I am.

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I’m free, any old time to get what I want, yes I am!

veganmofo

0 thoughts on “Music for your Mouth: Soup Dragons

  1. I love the Soup Dragons – loved I’m Free – have a feeling I had it on tape (yes that is old!) But when Sylvia was little we got the Clangers DVDs – they are so cute and I saw the Soup Dragon who inspired the name of the band – she is such a cute dragon and I love how she talks (I think she is a she) – when we go to the pool sometimes we do soup dragon voices by talking underwater!

    And your soup looks really good – that garnish is very pretty – hope you get the flavours as you want them. I love pumpkin soup.

    1. It’s such a feel good song isn’t it! I like this version of it – it is really laid back and lovely. I didn’t know what the Clangers was but I just googled it and the Soup Dragon looks so cute! The voice is funny and I love the little characters – stop motion videos are so sweet and I always appreciate how much time must go into them!

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