Sweet, orange and rich in nutrients: from beta-carotene, useful for training vitamin A, to numerous minerals is antioxidants. There pumpkin she is certainly the great protagonist in the kitchen of this season. You can use it in several ways, but it is there pumpkin cream to certainly represent one of the most popular dishes based on this vegetable, especially when temperatures become very low. But what can you add to give a touch of fantasy more to this delicacy? What are the ingredients suitable? And which ones pairings best? Here are some answers.
The choice of cheese
Making pumpkin cream is a breeze. Just cut her chopped pulp, put them in a saucepan with a little onion previously fry, adjust of salt is pepper, cook for 20 minutes and finally pass everything in a mixer. of toast of bread, maybe toasted in a pan with a little butter, and a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese will be enough to guarantee an extra touch of flavor to this dish. But there are also others solutions. In addition to the classic grated Parmesan cheese, the can also be used to contrast the unmistakable sweetness of the pumpkin gorgonzola and the Taleggio cheese. Just a spoonful in the center of the dish is ready and steaming. If, on the other hand, you prefer to keep the sweetness of the pumpkin unchanged, it is better to opt for a more delicate cheese such as goat.
Orange, artichokes or bacon?
To give a real twist with pumpkin cream, the absolutely tasty combinations with bacon, speck or smoked salmon, without forgetting the sausage and the rosemary. But the pumpkin cream also goes well with potatoes, the vegetables (chicory is chicory above all), the lentils, i chickpeas, i beans and i artichokes. The most sought after and most difficult to imagine is the matching with the almonds: self toasted and then chopped slightly, they can amaze diners in an original and very tasty combination. The same color as the pumpkin, but with a decidedly different flavor, even theOrange it is a very useful ingredient to give a touch of fantasy and of perfume in addition to the cream obtained by whipping the king of autumn vegetables. It is sufficient to cut one or two (based on the portions of velvety to be prepared) to the julienne, boil the orange slices in water for half a minute and finally add them in the mixer together with all the other ingredients necessary for the preparation of the pumpkin cream.
Pumpkin cream sea and mountains
By creating a delicious and inviting harmony between sea and land, you can try the pumpkin cream with the clams, i shrimp and even with scallops: that's enough affumicarle wrapped in bacon in a pan with del melted butter and over high heat, and then place the rolls on the cream before serving.
The importance of the right wine
In addition to the list of ingredients to add to the preparation, when it comes to pumpkin cream and of pairings one must not forget the wine. Being an extremely sweet vegetable, it is necessary to choose wines capable of contrasting this characteristic, while at the same time managing to enhance it: the recommended types are therefore the Chardonnay, the Lambrusco and the Riesling, a German white grape also produced in South Tyrol.