How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron)
Here is how to prepare a pumpkin for use in a recipe like the delicious potimarron soup.
For 1 pumpkin, you will need:
Per 100 g
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).
Preparation : 25 min.
Preservation : Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe:
Wash pumpkin under tap, scrubbing it if necessary.
Cut off and discard top and bottom.
Cut in 2 vertically, if possible using a large knife with a wide blade.
Remove and discard seeds and soft fibrous part with a tablespoon.
You should keep only flesh of pumpkin, the firm part.
Cut each half into pieces.
Remove skin from each piece with a vegetable peeler.
Your pumpkin is ready for use.
Remarks:If you are preparing potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin, not the normal pumpkin) for a soup, it is not necessary to peel it, as the skin will be blended with flesh and this will improve flavour.
Last modified on: February 21th 2011
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