Pumkin and Red Chile Bisque

1 large pumpkin
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
6 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp. salt
3 Hatch Red Chile Pods
1 cup Hatch Chile Colorado
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 cup pepitas, toasted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Cut the pumpkin in half, rub the cut surface with oil and place, cut side up on a baking sheet
Bake 45 minutes, allow to cool and use a fork to separate seeds and threads from the pulp
Scoop out the pulp and measure 4 cups. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and sweat until translucent.
Add 5 cups of broth, salt, pumpkin, chile, and spices. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
Simmer, covered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Allow the soup to cool a bit before adding to a blender.
Puree to your desired consistency, adding additional broth if needed
Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with toasted pepitas.

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