You don't like fried pumpkin, in the dough of the gnocchi or even in the soup. And then you've decided it's not for you. But are you sure you really know it? L'arrival of autumn it is the ideal time to deepen the topic and take some time to make some unpublished attempts and, perhaps, change your mind.
Before discovering which recipes are ready to make us taste it like we had never done before and letting ourselves be tempted by 10 greedy dishes, let's take a closer look.
The ingredients with which it goes well
Let's start with a great classic: the nutmeg. A combination that we can use in sweet and savory recipes and ideal for giving a spicy and intense note that contrasts pleasantly with the sweetness of the pulp. And it is precisely to mitigate the dessert and play with contrasts that we can also focus on cheeses. Blue and seasoned, but also fresh and light like the creamy ones made with goat's milk. To give it an exotic touch, however, a tip of is not bad cinnamon in savory recipes and a generous dose in sweets and jams. To prepare the soups we rely on the help of ingredients characterized by a floury consistency and a delicate flavor such as potatoes and the chestnuts. If you want a contrast, for savory recipes the is ideal bacon while the citrus fruits they will give an extra twist to cakes and biscuits.
10 recipes to change your mind
Zeppole with cocoa, culatello and pumpkin mustard: three strong flavors blend in a crunchy, spicy and savory taste. The thrust of the mustard will present you with the most aggressive soul of an ingredient that you have underestimated.
Shrimp and pumpkin chips with almonds: a sort of elegant and light fish & chips to be tasted with your eyes closed to fully savor the contrasts between the softness of the prawns and the crunchiness of the chips.
Pumpkin and cheese truffles with chopped hazelnuts: these savory pralines are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. The appetizer is perfect for falling in love in small bites.
Pasta and beans, pumpkin, lobster and sage: inspired by a simple preparation, this dish is perfect for understanding its potential in fish first courses. Virtually perfect.
Scallops in pumpkin and bean soup: we continue on the same wave with a recipe that may already make you think about Christmas. Or the romantic dinner that you have been putting off for a while.
Pumpkin, chocolate and salt tart: if you love non-sweet desserts, this cake could surprise one of your favorites. Seeing is believing.
Pumpkin and ginger ice cream: here the dessert is more traditional, but the ginger takes care of revealing the exotic soul of the ingredient we are studying. Have you ever thought about an autumn ice cream?
Pumpkin and apple donut: speaking of combinations, pumpkin and apple get along very well and this dessert will explain it to you well.
Chocolate bread and pumpkin jam: this bread would feel lost without its jam. A moving harmony.
Pie with pumpkin and mushrooms: a full-blown portrait of autumn to get to know the more intimate side of the pumpkin ready to give its best consistency to the treasures of the forest.