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Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée

Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée

Potimarron can be easily made into purée, you don't need to peel it, which makes for a quick and delicious recipe.

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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 1 potimarron, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 2 min.10 min.1 hour 12 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
35 min.
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée : Photo of step #1 Prepare 1 potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin), as indicated here.

Cut each section into small pieces of about the same size (for even cooking), salt and add enough water to come about halfway up the potimarron.
Stage 2
1 min.
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée : Photo of step #2 Cover and cook on medium heat...
Stage 3
10 min.
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée : Photo of step #3 ...for 10 minutes maximum, until potimarron pieces are soft (check with the point of a knife, which should go in easily).
Stage 4
5 min.
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée : Photo of step #4 Drain off as much water as possible by tipping up the pan, then blend thoroughly.

If you have problems blending puree because it is too thick, add a little milk.
Stage 5
1 min.
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée : Photo of step #5 Check seasoning, that's it: your puree is ready.

For immediate use, I suggest you add a little cream, a little butter and pepper.
Stage 6
20 min.
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée : Photo of step #6 If you want to do as chefs do, pass your puree through a sieve.

It will then be perfectly smooth and creamy.

Remarks

Of course, if you don't have potimarron you can do the same thing with normal pumpkin but the flavour is not so good.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
56024 gr118 gr0 gr
28 %9 %11 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
241 gr5 gr0 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 potimarron : 6.00 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin"
Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin"
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