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DavidW



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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 05 1:13 pm    Post subject: Pumkin Recipes  Reply with quote    

Any good pumkin recipes out there

Thanks
David

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 05 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Saw a good recipe that had pumpkin ravioli, will try to find it. I've made pumpkin soup but found it a little bland.

What variety of pumpkin did you grow?

twoscoops



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Warwickshire
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 05 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rick Stein's recipe for pumpkin ravioli has amaretti biscuits - I might be tempted to try it this year. I like roasted pumpkin soup, with plenty of crispy fried sage.

judith



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 05 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or curried pumpkin soup made with a thai red curry sauce and coconut milk. One of my faves!

judith



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 05 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or slices of pumpkin oven-roasted with thyme, feta cheese and the dried seeds sprinkled on top.

Shohna



Joined: 04 Aug 2005
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Location: Nr Dublin
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 05 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Pumkin Recipes Reply with quote    

Hi David

Are you planning to use fresh pumpkin? If so don't make the same mistake I did my first time and buy a pumpkin thats too big for the number of people eating it!.....I had so much from a medium sized one that I ended up making 2 lots of pie and a very large pot of soup!

I've found the secret to a good recipe using pumpkin is to ensure enough spice or herbs are added to take away the blandness yet still let the taste come through...only way to tell is to keep tasting as you cook...thats the cooks/chefs prerogative anyway

Also when scooping out the pumpkin try putting the seeds to one side...roast and salt them, make a nice snack.

If you're not scooping out the pumpkin with a view to making Jack o lanterns out of them (come Halloween) I have heard that you can cook the pumpkin in boiling water for about 20 mins (or til tender). Then drain and when cool it should be easier to skin them.
I must say that I have not done this...my kids have a lot of fun scooping out and making the lanterns...and I do too

Anyway I'm sure there are lots of great recipes. Here's my tuppneys worth.... my basic soup and pie recipes:

Pumpkin Soup

In a large pan melt some oil/butter and fry 2 good sized onions (sliced/chopped). add mashed pumpkin (about 1lb in weight for this recipe), cook for 5 -10 mins or til onions are soft but not brown.

Stir in about 5 cups of chicken stock (of course this depends on how many you are making for (this recipe should do for six people).

Chuck in diced potato, celery (or whatever you feel like, peppers and the like are good too). Also add lemon juice (1 tblesp), paprika (1 tsp) and tabasco/lea n perrins to taste.

Bring mixture to boil stirring all the time. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about half an hour til pumpkin and vegs are tender.

Some people prefer to strain off the pulp at this stage...its down to personal preference I think.

Stir about 1 cup of double cream into soup, warm through again then serve. Good with fresh bread


Pumpkin Pie

Pre heat oven to about 180oC

Line a pie dish with pastry.

Mix brown sugar (2/3 cup), salt (good pinch), cinnamon (ground 2 tsps), ginger (ground 1 tsp), cloves (ground half tsp) in mixing bowl.

Mash pumpkin up in another bowl, add3 eggs.
add about 1 1/4 cups of cream (single will do fine). Mix well.

Then spoon in dry spice mix into pumpkin mix a bit at a time, beat well.

Pour into pastry case and bake til a knife inserted into the filling comes out clean.


HTH

Peace & BB
Shohna




DavidW wrote:
Any good pumkin recipes out there

Thanks
David



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 05 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A good way to make an easy pumpkin soup it to slice a small one in half and roast until tender. Then scoop out the soft flesh and add to stock or however you make your soup. I've found it add extra depth to the flavour and makes it easier to make. You can roast a garlic bulb at the same time if you wish.

We've also found that some pumpkins are much better than others so grow a few and find one you like. Bugs will be able to remember the best ones we've found and some are far from bland.

Rosemary Judy



Joined: 08 Aug 2005
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 05 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pumpkin risotto
- cut into small pieces and cook with the onion, and the pumpkin all but dissolves and you get a bright orange and gorgeous risotto

ButteryHOLsomeness



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 05 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mmmmm pumpkin! now i'm craving again

i miss my own specialty of pumpkin pies at thanksgiving and christmas

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 05 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we grow the small Jack Be Little ones, which are more 'individual' sized pumpkins. I love doing the HFW recipe of cutting off the top to make a lid, scooping out the centre, putting grated cheese and cream in the hollow ( needs to be a good flavoured cheese or it is again abit on the bland side) and then baking until tender ( about 40mins or so) They're eaten with a spoon to make an elegant sort of pumpkin soup. Looks lovely as a starter.

Failing that I bung wedges of pumpkin in to roasted veggie mixes.

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