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Malcolm Forbes' Warm Pumpkin Soup with Sautéed LobsterCompiled by Vicki McClure Davidson
American millionaire Malcolm Forbes was the publisher of Forbes magazine from 1957 to 1990. He was a man known for his savvy business sense, his sense of adventure, and his lavish lifestyle. He was also known for his kindness and sense of charity, giving away millions of dollars each year to charities. Forbes was a graduate of Princeton and inherited his fortune from his father. Forbes passed away in 1990 at age 70.
This soup was reportedly one of Forbes' favorite recipes, which was prepared for him by his New York chef. Absolutely fabulous, perfect on a cold winter night. And compared to how much a bowl of this delectable soup would cost in a fancy restaurant, it really isn't that expensive to make at home.
Other shellfish can be substituted, if necessary, for the pricey lobster, and it's quite good even if you omit the lobster.
Nutritional info on pumpkins: Pumpkins are an extremely rich source of Vitamin A (1 serving, about 1 cup, has a whopping 245 percent of daily value).
Pumpkin is also low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. It is also a good source for thiamin, niacin, Vitamin B6, folate, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Additionally, pumpkin offers a good amount of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, copper, riboflavin, potassium, and manganese. One serving of plain cooked pumpkin has only 49 calories — low cal, high nutrition, and versatile. What more could you ask for? A fabulous, frugal food that is cheapest when it is in abundance during the autumn months. And some people believe pumpkin is just good for pie and jack o' lanterns...
Malcolm Forbes' Warm Pumpkin Soup with Sautéed Lobster
Pumpkin Soup Directions:
- 4 c. pumpkin purée (fresh, frozen, or canned)
- 2 c. chicken stock
- 1/4 c. molasses
- 1 T. sugar
- 1 dash each of allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, salt and pepper
- 1/2 c. cream
Bring pumpkin purée and chicken stock to a boil. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for one-half hour. Serve warm with sautéed lobster and chopped parsley.
- 1 lb. lobster meat
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 3 T. butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter in sauté pan, and add lobster, garlic, salt, and pepper. Serve warm on top of soup.
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Brooks, Marla, The Celebrity Cookbook: Kitchen Secrets of the Rich and Famous, S.P.I. Books, NY, 1993.
Notable Biographies website, 'Malcolm Forbes,' (http://www.notablebiographies.com/Fi-Gi/Forbes-Malcolm.html#ixzz0Xd1R9GJp).
Nutrition Data, Pumpkin (cooked, boiled, drained, without salt), (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2601/2).