Pumpkin in all its glorious forms: 5 American dishes to try out
Published: 28/09/2015 17:24
The Halloween emblem can take many different culinary forms. Here is a selection of typical American pumpkin dishes.
After stuffed turkey with mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, it's THE traditional dessert to round off the Thanksgiving meal, served on the third Thursday of November: pumpkin pie. Try out the easy recipe by American TV star chef Paula Deen. Some prefer to replace the regular sugar with brown sugar or maple syrup for a stronger flavour.
This creamy, comforting soup warms body and mind during the long autumnal evenings and is served with some slices of grilled bacon for a more calorie-packed, I mean, gourmet, result!
Do you like carrot cake? Then you'll love this even moister and meltingly soft pumpkin cake, baked with grated or cooked and puréed pumpkin. How can you compensate for the extreme mildness of the preparation and pimp up the recipe? A touch of tartness with two or three spoonfuls of orange or lemon juice, or even a dash of cider vinegar.
Brought over by Irish immigrants, stew is now an integral part of American culinary heritage, but made with beef rather than lamb.
In northern Italy, squash is used to make these orange-coloured gnocchi. They are softer (and more difficult to form!) than potato-based gnocchi. An invigorating dish, to be seasoned with sage butter and parmesan.