What are you doing with pumpkin this season?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by lynne, Oct 28, 2000.

  1. lynne

    lynne

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    The title says it -

    What has got your creative juices flowing?

    I've done a pumpkin flan, pumpkin gingerbread, maple pumpkin quickbread and have considered putting pumpkin ginger pancakes on the menu.
     
  2. cape chef

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    Sounds great Lynne!
    I love to make a smooth pumkin soup and serve it in soup pumpkins with sauteed autumn Hen of the wood mushrooms.
    Also maple pumkin muffins
     
  3. m brown

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    Pumpkins in paradise: Coconut crusted spiced pumkin custard tart with toasted macadamia nut strussel and vanilla bean anglaise.

    Cobbler of poached pears, marinated bing cherries with cardamon, cinnamon and mace. served with lemon buttermilk ice cream and crisp honey tuile.

    The kitchen smells sooooooooo good.
     
  4. shroomgirl

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    MMMM hen of the woods are out now here....
    Shaggy manes too.

    Pumpkin cheesecake with praline topping
    Pumpkin Risotto with pancetta
    roasted pumpkin pie
     
  5. cookm

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    Yesterday at the catering company, we made about 1000 small pumpkin raviolis.
    On site they will finish it w/ brown butter, fried sage, and seasoned crumbs.
     
  6. katherine

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    We like pumpkin fries. Peel and cut into french fry shapes. Fry at a lower temperature first, to dry them out some, then at a higher temperature to brown them. Serve with a ahaker of mixed kosher salt, turbinado sugar, a little citric acid, and spices. Or salt them and use a tangy dipping sauce, like a chutney.

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  7. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    I used to take baby pumpkins and hollow them out, fill them with a cinnamon and nutmeg creme brulee. It was fun for fall, and we would garnish the plate with Fall leaves and straw.
     
  8. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    We are roasting mini pumpkins then filling them with fettucine and a half lobster all tossed in a lobster-tarragon cream sauce.
     
  9. shroomgirl

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    Nicko~ how did you cook the creme brulee in pumpkin?
    My shroom group is doing a Winter Squash and Shroom dinner.....
    Apple Martinis (blatanely taken from NYTimes)
    pumpkin seeds spiced, root chips and dip
    pumpkin soup with chanterelles
    Butternut porcini risotto
    Roasted pork with rosemary
    Winter greens with cranberries, pecans vin. truffle honey drizzle
    Sweet potato custard (potentially that creme brulee) and black walnut icebox cookies


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  10. m brown

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    When I have made them in the past I would hollow out the mini pumpkin with parisian scoop (mellon baller) and pour in a slightly cooked pumpkin brulee custard. Bake in greased hotel pan (so the little buggers don't rip on the bottom upon removal), cover loosely with foil or sheet pan to bake and add a tiny bit of water in the pan. Set into the oven at 350F and bake until set.If the pumpkins are thin skined, wrap in foil spray'd with pam.
     
  11. cookm

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    Shroomgirl, can I come? It all sounds so good! [​IMG]


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  12. shroomgirl

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    Sure $10 Nov 18 bring your own wine and place setting....I love this group of Fungi hunters they are wonderfully fun adventurers...most travel alot and to exciting places...hiking in Peru, Tuscany for truffles, India for a month, Galapogos...etc....Plus they share their finds with me!!!!!
     
  13. chef david simpson

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    I just did some a pumpkin chicken salad.
     
  14. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Shroom, if you look at Mbrown's post that is almost exactly how I did the mini pumkin creme brulee.
     
  15. shroomgirl

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    Thank you guys.....I think it looks like a winner.
     
  16. kimmie

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    Pete, no wonder you're a Moderator. Your dish and the mini pumpkins crème brûlée are both winners!

    :p :lips: