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Pumpkins seem to grow overnight, fields that were just full of Indian summer’s last few ripe tomatoes and eggplants are suddenly dotted with globes, each as orange as a harvest moon somehow plucked from the sky. Perhaps it is because of their supernatural appearance that pumpkins figure in stories of mischief and in fairy tales: The wave of a wand was all it took to furnish Cinderella with a pumpkin coach. If only we allowed our imaginations similar flights of fancy when it comes to the pumpkin’s culinary role.
The best way to cook any pumpkin is to roast it, because the intense heat concentrates the vegetable’s sugars, bringing out its natural sweetness. It can also be cut into small pieces, simmered, and used to make savory sauces or cooked down, pureed and added to cakes and breads when baking. Pumpkin tastes great when paired with other earthy foods such as wild rice, smoky bacon, and maple syrup, but don’t let that limit your thinking. Just remember to serve your creation before the clock strikes midnight, or who knows what it might become 🙂
In this savory treatment of pumpkin, coconut milk give this Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup its intensely creamy texture. Warm and comforting on a spooky Halloween night.
“But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.”
~ Evan Peters