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How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron)

How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron)

Here is how to prepare a pumpkin for use in a recipe like the delicious potimarron soup.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 1 pumpkin, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
25 min.25 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

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

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
56024 gr118 gr0 gr
28 %9 %11 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
281 gr6 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 pumpkin : 6.00 €

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Source: Home made.
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Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin)Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée, Stuffed pumpkin gratin, Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup, Taos hotpot, Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup, ... [All]

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