How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron)

Step by step recipe:

  1. 2 min.How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #1
    Wash pumpkin under tap, scrubbing it if necessary.
  2. 1 min.How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #2
    Cut off and discard top and bottom.
  3. 2 min.How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #3
    Cut in 2 vertically, if possible using a large knife with a wide blade.
  4. 5 min.How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #4
    Remove and discard seeds and soft fibrous part with a tablespoon.
  5. How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #5
    You should keep only flesh of pumpkin, the firm part.
  6. 5 min.How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #6
    Cut each half into pieces.
  7. 10 min.How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #7
    Remove skin from each piece with a vegetable peeler.
  8. How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #8
    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.

Source:

Home made.

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