Pure simplicity – roasted pumpkin

When I think about wasting lovely pumpkin for the Halloween decorations… to be honest with you, I am not really into Halloween anyway, so no harm at all. If you like simplicity which is super-fast and sophisticated at the same time – Roasted pumpkin is good consideration. All you need is wide kitchen board and a knife. And wide plate of course, because this proposition of pumpkin is dangerously delicious.

1 pumpkin
2-3 Tbs of butter (it’s enough!)
Fresh or dried rosemary – up to you how much
Sea salt

If you don’t know how to cut pumpkin properly (and safely!), put the knife into the top and carefully try to halve it, cutting around. Make quarters and smaller slices at the end. Cut off pluffy inside. I love eating fresh pumpkin seeds, they’re absolutely great for your digestive system. Peel it and cut into big chunks, season with salt (it’ll be softer) and put in the very big pot or bowl. Heat up butter in the small pot, just for a minute, to get runny liqid (not too much heating!). Pour butter in the pot with pumpkin and immediately start tossing, because we need it to cover up every chunk of the pumpkin. Add rosemary. Put on the very wide baking tray, and leave in the oven (200 C) for about 45 mins. After that time change for a 220 C for another 15 mins, to get crispy endings. This is what I really wait for… And you will be genuinely surprised, that the entire baking tray will be empty within minutes πŸ™‚ It’s also perfect base for a winter, comfort soup, with cream and a bit of ginger. Enjoy!
roasted 1 roasted 2


3 thoughts on “Pure simplicity – roasted pumpkin

    • Thank you! it’s nothing special, really πŸ™‚ but honestly – It’s way better than many ‘fancy-posh-sphisticated’ eccentricities served in the restaurants πŸ˜‰ You can also use roasted pumpkin with pasta. I know a little trick which goes with many roasted veggies: pour a little bit olive oil & freshly groung pepper on the freshly cooked spaghetti, combine with 1/2 crushed clove of garlic (if you don’t like garlicy flavour- just skip) and chopped thyme. Mix with roasted pumpkin. E voila – dinner’s ready. Have a lovely day! And thank you for visiting as well.

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