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Stuffed pumpkin gratin


Stuffed pumpkin gratin
The small squash used here is the Japanese chestnut pumpkin or "potimarron". For this gratin, we scrape out the seeds and fill the centre with a mixture of two sorts of fried meat (chicken and bacon), chestnuts and cream, then bake it in the oven until the pumpkin flesh is soft.

Served straight from the oven like this, the pumpkins look really appetising. Just dig in with a spoon.
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Last modified on: November 29th 2015

For 2 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
18 min.51 min.1 hour 9 min.
Preservation:
Should be eaten immediately.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 7 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #1

Prepare the filling


Cut 300 g chicken breast and 300 g belly (streaky) bacon into small dice.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #2
Fry the bacon in a frying pan on high heat, then set aside.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #3
Use the same frying pan to fry the diced chicken in the bacon fat.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #4
When the chicken is nicely browned, retrun the bacon to the pan, salt and pepper, then stir together to blend the flavours.

Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #5

Prepare the pumpkins


Use one small pumpkin (about 11 ounces or 300 g) per person.

Slice just a little off the bottom so that it will sit firmly on the plate.

Take care to leave a good thickness of skin, or the pumpkin may leak during cooking.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #6
Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the centre of each pumpkin, then

salt and pepper the inside.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #7
Fill the pumpkin with a layer of meat.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #8
Add a layer of chestnuts, sliced fairly thickly.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #9
Add a second layer of meat.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #10
Fill up to the top with cream, then salt and pepper again.

Stage 11 - 40 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #11

Cook the pumpkins


Bake for about 40 minutes.

Stage 12
Stuffed pumpkin gratin : Photo of step #12
Serve piping hot.

Remarks

You can use other fillings if you prefer, of course, but the combination of another meat with bacon works really well.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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