Having harvested over 120 kgs of pumpkin this year Joe, Samantha and Andres rose to the challenge of producing an exciting range of pumpkin dishes for our guests. This photo-blog tells the story.
We grew 2 types of pumpkin this year; the Potamarron type which weigh 2 to 3 kg each, as seen above, just before harvest
This is the Marina type which is very high yielding and produced various 15 kg pumpkins. Here Susie helped carry one from the vegetable garden to the kitchen.
And the dishes:
Pumpkin poached in white wine and served cold with a cream and black pepper dressing.
Roast pumpkin and roast garlic pate served as a small appetizer
Pumpkin and rosemary quiche
Pumpkin pie done with muscavodo sugar (outstanding)
Roast pumpkin and courgette salad.
Over 100 kilos of pumpkins still waiting to be cooked, so more recipes needed!
Roast pumpkin and roast garlic soup
Pumpkin and cardamom jam (thanks Helen for the recipe)
Despite such creativity and serving many different scrumptious pumpkin dishes each night, we’ve ended up putting quite a lot of pumpkins into storage as well as giving some to friends.
Lesson; hope they store well or plant less pumpkins next year!