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:

Change those ingredients for: 1 pumpkin 2 pumpkins 3 pumpkins

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
25 min.25 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #1
Wash pumpkin under tap, scrubbing it if necessary.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #2
Cut off and discard top and bottom.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 5
How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #5
You should keep only flesh of pumpkin, the firm part.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #6
Cut each half into pieces.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
How to prepare a pumpkin (or potimarron) : Photo of step #7
Remove skin from each piece with a vegetable peeler.

Stage 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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
560 Kcal or 2,345 Kj24 gr118 gr0 gr
28 %9 %11 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
28 Kcal or 117 Kj1 gr6 gr0 gr
1 %<1 %1 %0 %
Per pumpkin
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
560 Kcal or 2,345 Kj24 gr118 gr0 gr
28 %9 %11 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin)Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potimarron and leek soup, Stuffed pumpkin gratin, Duo of slow-cooked pork, Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin, Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup, ... All

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