Monday, 4 March 2013

A Glut of Pumpkins

My garden is overflowing with pumpkins.

None were planted by me.  They all rose out of the worm castings I used to fertilise my tomatoes last November.

They're mostly Queensland Blues, I think, although at least one Kent has made an appearance.

Faced with a glut that we will be eating for months, I am looking for recipes that use pumpkin.  And I am sure I will feature quite a few pumpkin recipes over the next little while.

If you have any suggestions for pumpkin recipes, either sweet or savoury, I 'd be very grateful if you would share them with me.


Anonymous said...

My husband was skeptical when he saw me making this, but he fell in love with it.

Curried Pumpkin Soup
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 teaspoon curry powder
3 cups vegetable broth
15 ounces pumpkin (I used a 15 oz. can of solid-pack pumpkin, but you can puree this amount of cooked pumpkin)
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Sour cream and chives, optional

In a large saucepan, saute the mushrooms and onions in butter until tender. Stir in flour and curry powder until blended. Gradually add the broth. Bring to a boil; cook & stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the pumpkin, milk, honey, salt, pepper and nutmeg; heat through. Garnish individual servings with sour cream and chives if desired. Yield: 7 servings

This recipe came from Taste of Home 2001 Annual Recipes.

Hope you like it.

Briana from Texas

Our Red House said...

That looks delicious and I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks Briana.

Paola said...

Hi, I've just published a recipe for delicious pumpkin gnocchi on my blog. Check out Hope you like it!

Our Red House said...

Thanks Paola. I might try that recipe although I haven't had much success making gnocchi in the past.

Vickie said...

Oh what a glourious pumpkins you have there..($3.99 KG up here) When we loved in QLD you caould always buy cheap pumpkin on the roadside and I was always make a pumkin chutney-I have saince lost the recipe but I'm sure there would be one online,cheers Vickie