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Pumpkins

MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
edited 12:28AM in EggHead Forum
Has anyone roasted or baked a whole pumpkin in their eggs? There are some recipes that call for a roasted pumpkin and I have seen it done whole in the oven. and think I would go indirect, 350-375ish?

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    do it indirect, as you guessed. i don't remember the times/temps, but it's about the same as your oven.

    add a little wood smoke if you want, makes it pretty rustic.

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    this was the soup we made with the roasted pumpkins.
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    Rhum and Jerk has an interesting recipe for something he calls "The Grreat Pumpkin". maybe he'll post it...
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    I can't find the recipe right now but I did a pumpkin that was stuffed with a gr beef & wild rice mixture. I threw some chopped carrots and onion in it also...if I can find it I will post later...it was very good.
  • come on show'm what you can do with the punkin!
    Doug
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,101
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    I do stuffed pumpkins every fall when the little pie pumpkins show up at the market. I like a variety called Sugar Drop the best.

    There are all sorts of fillings you can use, most have ground meat, some rice, onion, etc. Pretty much like turkey stuffing, but with some meat.

    After scooping out the insides, prick all over inside with a fork, and coat with oil.

    Altho the pumpkin won't be done till about 190 - 200, I usually brown the meat beforehand to reduce the amount of fluid. As the pumpkin nears finish, its own juices will begin to bubble out. Have a drip pan, 'cause the juice is full of sugar, and burns easily.

    For a slightly bettor look, brush the outside with oil, it will help brown them up.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    this? from Rhum and Jerk...

    The Great Pumpkin
    Rhum and Jerk from the BGE forum
    This recipe is loosely based upon a recipe that I found in a Native American cookbook. Pumpkin was a staple of both Colonial America and Native Americans. In my house, we have been eating pumpkin for some years, as it is very flavorful. This recipe is fun to make and has a great presentation. It is also a lot of work but relax and enjoy. You can also be creative as to what you put in the stuffing so substitute as needed. The original recipe called for ground buffalo or ground venison mixed with Italian sausage. One final note: it is actually my wife that gave me the idea to cook this.
    Ingredients:
    1 Pie Pumpkin, about 4-5 pounds
    1 cup Long-Grain Rice
    1 cup Wild Rice
    1.5 pounds Bulk Country Sausage
    1 can low sodium Chicken Broth (approx. 1 ¾ cup)
    1 medium Yellow Onion, peeled and sliced
    1 Leek, sliced in half, rinsed and sliced
    1 clove Garlic, crushed
    2 tbsp Butter
    6 Mushrooms, medium-sized, cleaned and sliced
    3 Green Onions, chopped
    .25 pound Tasso Ham, diced
    2 Apples, medium-sized, peeled and chopped
    .25 cup p fresh Parsley, chopped
    1 tsp Fresh Thyme
    1 tsp Sage
    .25 cup Bourbon
    .25 cup Raisins
    .25 cup Golden Raisins
    .25 cup Dried Currents
    .25 cup Dried Cranberries
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    2 Eggs, lightly beaten
    Preparation:
    • Cook the Long-Grain Rice as you normally would.
    • Rinse the Wild Rice with cold water. Bring the chicken broth and wild rice to a boil in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Start checking after 35 minutes for doneness. It is ok if it is a little under done and all of the liquid is not absorbed.
    • Brown the sausage in a skillet and drain most of the grease.
    • Wash off the outside of the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin like you would for a Jack-O-Lantern. Save the top and the seeds.
    • With a fork pierce the inside of the pumpkin being careful not to break the skin. Sprinkle the inside of the pumpkin with salt and pepper.
    • In a skillet, sauté the onion, leek and garlic in the butter for a couple of minutes
    • Add the Mushrooms and Green Onions to the skillet and continue to sauté for a couple of minutes more.
    • Add the Apples, Sausage and Ham to the skillet. Continue cooking until all is heated.
    • Remove from heat.
    • In a large bowl, combine the rice, wild rice, the mixture from the skillet and the rest of the ingredients (except eggs)
    • Mix in the beaten eggs.
    • Fill the pumpkin with the stuffing and put the top back on.
    Cooking Instructions:
    • Place the stuffed pumpkin in shallow baking dish or pie plate.
    • Cook on the BGE, over indirect heat at 350 for about 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
    • The pumpkin will tell you when it is done. When you touch the outside of the pumpkin, it should feel soft.
    • Make sure that the stuffing reaches 180 degrees just to be on the safe side.
    • Let the pumpkin rest for 15 minutes after cooking. This is important to allow the juices to be absorbed back into the stuffing.
    • You can serve the pumpkin two ways, you can slice it or you can scoop out the contents making sure to include some of the pumpkin meat with stuffing.
    Special Notes:
    • The White Rice can be made the day before.
    • I browned the Sausage the day before.
    • I used a mixture of Apples: one Gala, ½ Granny Smith, ½ Cortland.
    • I used a mixture of Mushroom: ½ button, ½ Cremini. You could use whichever kind you would like. Wild Mushrooms would be appropriate.
    • You can experiment with the type of Sausage and Ham.
    • To make this a vegetarian meal, just leave out the meat and add more mushrooms.
    • Save the Pumpkin Seeds for the children to clean and roast.
    • Place any extra stuffing in a covered baking dish and bake at 350 for about an hour or until the internal stuffing temp is over 150.
    • If baking the pumpkin in a conventional oven, place the pumpkin in a shallow baking dish with some water in it to maintain moister.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    WOW do those all sound good! Thanks Stike for passing that one on, I will have to try it.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Hey Jeff I have cooked Mike's pumpkin a couple of times and it's good.
    Larry

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  • This can also be done with the small pumpkins.

    The little guys also can be used as individual soup containers if you want a more formal presentation.
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