Pumpkins can be used for cooking and also for carving jack-o-lanterns around Halloween time. Since the shell can be quite tough, learn here how peeling a pumpkin easily for cooking in just 4 quick steps — 1. Slice in half and Clean, 2. Cook, 3. Let Cool, 4. PEEL.
To make peeling the shell easier and faster, it is best to cook it first! Yes, that’s right!!!!!! Cooking it — either in the microwave or oven– will make the outer skin soft enough to peel with just one’s fingers.
Try out our method and simplify your life! After all, who could ever imagine that peeling a member of the squash family could become such a simple task no matter its size…
As if that wasn’t enough, you can use cooked pumpkin to prepare your favorite dishes and treats. If you would like a few more suggestions, here are some others to diversify your table:
PUMPKIN BRIGADEIROS (Great for Halloween)
CHICKEN STEW IN A PUMPKIN SHELL (Use turkey leftovers or others)
PUMPKIN PIE WITH GOOEY PECAN-CHOCOLATE TOPPING (Two pies in one)
CHOCOLATE-PUMPKIN-PECAN BREAD PUDDING (Not your average bread pudding)
…and soon, our very own creamy pumpkin soup!!!