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Pumpkin pumpkin, how do I cut thee?


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Pumpkin pumpkin, how do I cut thee?

withabandon | | Oct 29, 2009 08:49 PM

Tonight i made a wonderful carmelized pumpkin and onion " sauce" for pumpkin pasta. I found a recipe that was right up my alley on the internet. Just pictures and descriptions. Creamy Pumpkin Penne should take you to it. I didn't use penne, I had some fresh pumpkin linquine, which was the inspiration in the first place. I bought a small cooking pumpkin and then struggled to cut it up. I searched the site here for help, but what I found were suggestions that didn't address the process exactly.

I tried to cut it by cutting off the ends and then slicing off the peel, like i'd do with a cantaloupe that I wanted to cut up into chunks or small slices.

I think I don't necessarily have the correct tools or technique for cutting up a cooking pumpkin. The recipe was good enough to do this again.

And yes I already know I could substitute a squash, so please let's stick with techniques and tools for actually getting the peel away from the raw pumpkin so it can be cut for a recipe that isn't pie ( in which case, I'd buy it in a can instead of in a peel)

Please help!

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