With 2 pumpkins from the garden to cook up, I wanted to try some different recipes rather than just adding them to a roast. The first recipe was pumpkin hotcakes from Stephanie Alexanders Kitchen Garden Companion, pumpkin steamed & mashed then added to flour, eggs, etc (no sugar) & cooked up, served with maple syrup. Delicious morsels with crispy edges & the sugar wasnt missed though the maple syrup did make up for it!
Next, a roast pumpkin salad, the dressing is made up of chopped roasted capsicum, lemongrass, sesame oil. All served on a bed of rocket (from the garden too). Delicious though my pumpkin didnt brown up during the roasting & was quite soft, think it would have been nicer if it caramelized a bit.
Lastly a Bill Granger recipe for a pumpkin soup that was a bit different. Pumpkin was baked in the oven with tomatoes, carrot & spices, then mashed, stock & lentils added & simmered on the stove for a while. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt & this was one of the best soups I've tried in ages, bound to become a Winter regular in the house. Pumpkins all gone now though does anyone have any sensational pumpkin recipes to share?