Even though I see the pumpkin often on the shelves of the supermarketin fall, yet it is not a vegetable I’ve often eat. It’s not that common in the Netherlands. Pumpkin is family of the cucumbers, melons and gourds and that I can see when studying them. Cucumbers and melon I usually eat cold and gourds are inedible. But a raw pumpkin (besides the seeds) are not really a tasty snack.
When you cut the pumpkin you’ll see the seeds. Which can be delicious roasted and can be eaten as a snack. Or, for example by mixing them through your bread dough. All nice applications. And the flowers of pumpkin are also edible. Deliciously when fried and stuffed with a creamy filling with all kinds of good things. But that will be a different recipe. And when you’re really stuck, then you cut a pretty face and put the pumpkin down as a decoration Halloween. But I have chosen not to.
The fibrous flesh of the pumpkin can be baked, grilled or cooked. And in this recipe I have chosen to use it in a soup. Since it is a fibrous, slightly sweet vegetable, I pimp this recipe with a spicy salsa. Delicious warming, good for the cold autumn days.
- The salsa taste great with paprika. Roast the paprika with the tomatoes and pepper and blend afterwards;
- To smoothen the soup further, push the soup through a fine sieve.
Recipe: Pumpkinsoup with a spicy salsa
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