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Autumn smoke-fried mascarpumpkioli & gnocchi

ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,336
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

Repost from old forum.  I do an annual pumpkin cook to usher in Autumn, this was this year's selection:

Pumpkin season is upon us, thankfully. This year’s entries incorporate grill/smoked pumpkin into an appetizer and a main course. First, pumpkin gnocchi are fried and served with vanilla bourbon cream. Next, ravioli are stuffed with fried pumpkin and mascarpone, boiled then topped with fresh tarragon & thyme butter.

To make, cut a fresh pumpkin in half, remove the shmegma, brush with olive oil, grill it with a hint of smoke, remove & cool, scoop & press between two cookie sheets lined with towels to remove as much moisture as possible.

For the gnocchi, add flour, eggs, cinnamon & nutmeg to the pumpkin, kneed as little as possible to incorporate, roll out into dowels, cut, form, boil, fry, and serve on toothpicks with the dipping sauce.

For the mascarpumpkioli, add one egg white to the pumpkin and blend, scoop with a melon baller, dust the bottom with Pineapple Head then onto a buttered griddle until the bottom is crispy, make a well, cool, insert this disc onto a fresh pasta sheet, fill the well with mascarpone & top off with a little more Pineapple Head, seal, boil, serve topped with the herb butter.

Crack open a pumpkin ale and enjoy.

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The gnocchi:

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The mascarpumpkioli:

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Fettuccine-atize the rest of the pasta sheets:

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Make the herb butter:

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All together:

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Enjoy:

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Comments

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,339
    Wow, just wow. I'm so glad you're back!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    @zippylip ; Have you ever done a whole wheat home made fettuccine? How was it?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • ZickZick Posts: 171
    Are you kidding me? That is simply insane.
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  • Food porn at its finest.  I just drooled on my shirt.

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,196
    Excellent - great use of pumpkin, the most misused of all vegetables!

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,408
    Love yer granite

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    Caledon, ON

     

  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,336
    Excellent - great use of pumpkin, the most misused of all vegetables!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Agreed.  I never cooked a pumpkin until a few years ago.  Turns out they are far better than the canned slop they're most associated with.  Sort of a cross between an acorn squash & spaghetti squash, their possibilitis are limitless.  I enjoyed this year's so much beyond this particular cook because I had so much left over, just scooped out with salt & pepper makes an incredible side dish to anything. 

    Pumpkins aren't just for smashing anymore

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