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

Keywords for this recipe:TipsPreparingPumpkinPotimarronJapanese pumpkin
For 1 pumpkin, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
25 min.25 min.
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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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 pumpkin : 6.00 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
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: Mixed vegetable curry, Duo of slow-cooked pork, Potimarron and Parmesan tart, Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée, Potimarron braised in meat jus, ... All
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