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Delicious dish - it's time for pumpkins

Garden Life
While kids love to carve faces in pumpkins for Halloween, the grown-ups can have just as much fun cooking them in the kitchen. Due to the extensive selection of squash, a lot of different dishes can be tried out. So immerse yourself this culinary delight!

Here is the receipe we have chosen for you

For four portions you need: 

     250 g squash (Hokkaido preferred)
          3 pieces of a turnip watch or a small onion
          2 garlic cloves
          1 teaspoon paprika 
          1 tablespoon vinegar
          1 pinch of caraway
          1 tablespoon oil 
      750 ml vegetable stock or water and 1 1/2 soup cubes
       1/8 l milk 
          1 pinch of rubbed nutmeg
             Salt and pepper 

First, chop the pulp of the squash into medium sized pieces. Then cut the onion into little pieces and let it sweat in a pot. Once this is done, take away the pot from the cooker, add the paprika and deglaze it with vinegar. After that, put the Hokkaido-pieces in the pot and infuse the soup then put in some caraway and the crushed garlic cloves. Let it simmer for 15 minutes and until it has been puréed. Pour in 1/8 l of milk and stir the soup. 
Taste the soup and refine it with nutmeg, salt, pepper and if required some vinegar.

You can serve the pumpkin soup with a teaspoon of cream. The squash seeds can be eaten raw as well as roasted. Another serving suggestion would be spreading them over some bread or adding them to a salad for extra flavour.

Here are some tasty squashes for you and what you can use them for

  • Ambercup 
    Taste: Sweet taste of Marroni 
    Usability: Roasting, gratin, cake, sweet dessert 
  • Butternut 
    Taste: Sweetish, creamy
    Usability: Roasting, baking, pureed, soup, pie, raw for salads, Asian dishes
  • Hokkaido 
    Taste: Mild, sweetish 
    Usability: Soup, chutney, cake, soufflé, jam
  • Jack be little 
    Taste: Delicate aroma of chestnut
    Usability: Cook in oven, filled, deep-fried
  • Musque de Provence 
    Taste: Less sweetish, a little bit of nutmeg
    Usability: Roasting, baking, pureed, soup, pie, jam, etc.
  • Spaghetti squash
    Taste: Neutral aroma
    Usability: Salad, spaghetti