Welcome all! While we may disagree about certain aspects of the Diablo game franchise, we all have more in common than not.
Pull up a chair, grab a drink, dig into something to eat. Share your day, your meal, your thoughts. This is a place for us to gather as a community to just get to know each other as we wait for new seasons or franchise developments.
- All the normal forum rules apply. If you don’t have something polite to say, don’t say it. No flame wars. Flames only belong on grilled items.
- Please keep specific Diablo talk to the Diablo threads.
Today the menu is Spicy Pumpkin Soup, fresh crusty bread, and a fall salad. Dig in and feel free to chat here with friends.
Spicy Pumpkin Soup w/ Andouille and Caramelized Onions
1 29oz (822g) can of plain pumpkin
4 Andouille links(about a lb total)*
1 very large Vidalia onion, diced or ribbons
1 large sweet red pepper, diced
3 small fresh chili peppers diced for heat (or use what you want)
Garlic (about 3 large cloves large chopped)
Roughly 2 cups of chicken stock
Cumin to taste
Hungarian or sweet paprika to taste
Black pepper - minor amount
Olive oil (sometimes)
Salt as needed
In a 6qt pot or Dutch oven - Cut sausage into bite sized pieces and brown on stove top – remove and set aside. If sausage did not release enough fat, add olive oil. Add onions and lightly caramelize them. Add diced red pepper, fresh hot peppers, and garlic - sauté. Combine vegetables, sausage, pumpkin, stock, and spices. Allow to simmer for about 45 minutes with occasional stirring. Add water as needed to thin, or if too thin just simmer longer to cook off liquid. Sausage and many stocks have salt, so just add salt as needed towards the end. Serve with crusty warm bread.
*If you can’t get Andouille (spicy creole sausage from the Southern US), you can use some other sort of spicy sausage but nothing with flavors that clash with the basics in the recipe.
My Fav Fall Salad: Mixed greens and baby spinach, sliced apples, walnuts, dried cranberries, goat cheese (or feta), red wine vinaigrette, a bit of salt and pepper.
P.S. Yes, I did get CM approval first. This thread is based on several requests, and the many times we go off topic in threads to chit chat…esp about food