Pumpkin recipe ideas: 5 things to do with pumpkin

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! But once you’ve scooped out the insides and made them look all oooooh scary the question is…WHAT ON EARTH ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ALL THESE PUMPKINS!?

Thankfully, Steve Smith, Head Chef of the restaurant Bohemia has some rather nifty suggestions…

1. Pumpkin pancakes

Easily my favourite, ditch the usual pancakes in favour of the pumpkin pancake. Puree a cup of pumpkin and mix together with buttermilk along with the usual pancake ingredients to create a stack of perfectly fluffy pumpkin cakes.

2. Pumpkin risotto

Fab for a family dinner, the pumpkin pieces add texture and substance to the popular rice dish, making it the ultimate autumn comfort food to enjoy on a cosy winter night. Mmmmmm.

3. Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie makes a delectable autumn treat and is served best with a dollop of fresh cream on top. We can thank the Americans for that!

4. Pumpkin curry

A delicious dinner for the whole family, combine pumpkin with chick peas and coconut for a delicious dinner for the whole family. Make this dish some time ahead of serving so that all the wonderful flavours can fully develop.

5. Pumpkin loaf

A perfect alternative to a carb-heavy loaf cake. For those with a sweet tooth, a thick layer of cream cheese icing will take your loaf from healthy to heavenly in minutes.

Do you use pumpkin in any of the above? How will you be using up your pumpkins over the next few weeks?

Pumpkin recipe ideas

Bohemia is the only restaurant in the Channel Islands to be listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants and is ranked at number 49. 

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