Pumpkin Stew | Cooking Final Fantasy XIV Food

Pumpkin Stew | Cooking Final Fantasy XIV Food

Welcome to A Recipe Reborn, featuring your favourite foods
from Final Fantasy XIV. Hello, my name is Lemon Drop and I recreate dishes by
combining real life culinary inspiration with the in-game
recipe, description and thumbnail. If you’re in the XIV and food, please subscribe and click
the bell for a new episode every Tuesday. Today I am making Pumpkin Stew. Since All Saint’s Wake is fully underway, there is no better
way to celebrate than by making traditional food. Pumpkin soup is part of my traditions too. My dad used to make pumpkin soup for Thanksgiving and
Christmas family gatherings. This is our first holiday season without him so naturally
I’ve decided to carry on his tradition. Despite the name, the description says this is a soup and
since this is a furnishing purchased with pumpkin cookies
(hint hint) there are no ingredients listed. Which basically means I get to make this however I want. Have you ever eaten Indian food and thought to yourself, “I
could just drink this sauce”? Well you’re in luck because this is your chance. I’m starting by softening the aromatics in a little bit of
butter and then adding the spices. If you can’t find curry powder at your local grocery store,
there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find the ingredients
to make your own if you don’t already have them in your
spice drawer. I’ve added a link in the description to get you started. Once everything has come together, I’m adding the liquids
starting with coconut milk. This could be regular milk if you prefer. If you want to go the other way and make this completely
animal free, use coconut oil and vegetable stock and you’ve
got an easy dairy and gluten free appetizer for your next
dinner party or holiday meal. I’m adding chili flakes because I like a bit of heat, but
this is optional. As usual times temperatures and measurements are in the
description below. Let this simmer for about 30 minutes before puréeing with an
immersion or standing blender. I have to say that this soup is way better puréed, the
smooth even texture gives a really luxurious mouthfeel. That’s pretty much it for the soup, I’m holding it at low
heat while I prepare my garnishes. I’m punching star shapes out of a sweet potato, and then
baking them in a low oven. I’ve chosen to bake them instead of just cooking them in the
soup because I think they will dry out a bit and hold their
shape better as well as float gently on the surface. This is a buttercup squash, not to confused with a butternut
squash which is tall and beige. This was the closest thing I could find in terms of a green
pumpkin so I’m carving it like a jack-o-lantern. It also has very thick walls so I can safely scrape off the
skin without compromising the integrity of my pumpkin bowl. I’m scooping out the insides so I can clean and roast these
seeds later for snacking. And then just gouge out its eyes and mouth, I guess.
Strange thing to say. Ta dah! That looks nice and spoopy! Alright time to put everything together. That looks pretty yummy. … a few finishing touches. For me this flavour is filled with memories of being
surrounded by family and the festive holiday season. It’s not too filling and the delicate balance of the sweet
pumpkin, spicy curry and verdant cilantro really wake up the
taste buds which makes it a great appetizer to a
traditional heavy holiday meal. It’s also really easy to make ahead and holds up perfectly
to reheating. For the full recipe and instructions, please check out the
link to my website in the description below. Thank you for watching and I will see you next week for
another recipe and another episode.

23 thoughts on “Pumpkin Stew | Cooking Final Fantasy XIV Food”

  1. That’s a very sweet tribute. I’m sorry for your loss!

    Your presentation is adorable, I love it! Might need to give this a bash at the fireworks feast next month.

  2. It looks delicious ! During cold evenings there's nothing better than a warm, homemade soup. Love the face you carved in the buttercup squash, it's very cute !

  3. Instead of turkey we normally have pernil asado which is roasted pork shoulder. That soup looks super tasty. Would butternut squash work instead of pumpkin?

  4. Such an amazing tribute to your father! The thumbnail looked exactly like the in game icon. I have to say this is your best one yet and I can't wait to try it out myself. I love pumpkin and this looks like the perfect soup for a cold autumn day.

  5. My mom would always make roast pork shoulder (pernil) around this time, which is literally the best thing ever. But sometimes she added a second meat too. We've had duck, Turkey, and individual cornish hens among others.

  6. Would you ever do a meet and greet event in-game?
    It would be funny just have you crafting/cooking while having a hoard around you watching !

  7. It wouldn't be thanksgiving without our prune whip and pear jello! LOL

    Prune whip is just prunes cooked with lots of sugar and topped with whipped cream. And the pear jello is lime jello with the bottom layer being normal and filled with canned pear halves, chilled, then topped with the rest of the jello mixed with whipped cream?

  8. Pernil, Mofongo and Morcilla. All of these exemplify holiday foods for me. Amazing tribute. Thank you for sharing this great recipe with us!

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