Secret Ingredient Pumpkin Soup

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“A recipe shared by a friend on the now extinct Cooks recipe forum ages ago on Compuserve. The secret ingredient is the tomato paste. You can serve this in a large hollowed out pumpkin, with freshly ground nutmeg, sour cream and sliced scallions on the side to allow guests to garnish as they desire.”

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  1. Melt butter in large pot.
  2. Add onion and celery and saute until soft but not brown.
  3. Add tomato paste, bay leaves, pumpkin, and chicken broth; allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove bay leaf and our soup through a sieve set over a large enough bowl to catch soup.
  5. Add cream to the strained soup and return to stockpot.
  6. Bring to just under the boiling point, but DO NOT BOIL.
  7. Reduce heat and allow to simmer 5 minutes.
  8. Test seasonings and adjust salt, pepper to your liking, grating some fresh nutmeg over the soup to taste.

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