Welcome to my blog where I share delicious recipes and cooking tips. In this post, I'll be sharing my recipe for pumpkin mash. This dish is a perfect side dish for any meal and it's super easy to make. So let's get started!
- 1 medium-sized pumpkin
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
Step 1: Choose the Right Pumpkin
To make pumpkin mash, you want to choose a pumpkin that is about 4-5 pounds. Look for a pumpkin that has a firm skin with no soft spots. Also, make sure that the pumpkin is heavy for its size. This indicates that it has a lot of flesh inside.
Step 2: Peel and Cut the Pumpkin
Start by peeling the pumpkin with a vegetable peeler. Cut off the top and bottom of the pumpkin and slice it in half from top to bottom. Remove the seeds and the stringy bits with a spoon. Cut the pumpkin into 1 inch cubes.
Step 3: Boil the Pumpkin
Place the pumpkin cubes in a pot of boiling water and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Boil the pumpkin for about 15-20 minutes or until it's tender. To test if it's done, poke it with a fork. If the fork goes through easily, it's done.
Step 4: Drain and Mash the Pumpkin
Drain the pumpkin cubes and put them back into the pot. Add 4 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Mash the pumpkin with a potato masher until it's smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy
Your pumpkin mash is now ready to serve. I like to sprinkle some chopped parsley or chives on top for some extra flavor and color. Pumpkin mash is a great side dish for any meal, especially during the fall season. It pairs perfectly with roasted meats, grilled vegetables, and more.
Cooking pumpkin mash is easy, and it's a great way to add some healthy vegetables to your meal. With the right pumpkin and a few simple ingredients, you can create a smooth, creamy dish that everyone will enjoy.