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Seasonal Products

Munchkin Pumpkin

17 October 2019

With Halloween now a key trading opportunity, it’s time to bring on the pumpkins. As well as using them for decoration - embrace them on menus too.


Roast off pumpkin seeds and use them in winter salads, or to top vegan nut roasts or veggie loafs for your Sunday menu. Cooking pumpkin in pumpkin juice is also a great way of preparing it, and really enhances the flavour.

There are lots of interesting varieties of pumpkin available, including the silver-blue skinned crown prince pumpkin which has lovely yellowy flesh and a sweet taste and is great roasted off and used shaved in wintery salads dressed with virgin olive oil, olives, anchovies and fresh goat’s cheese.

Munchkin pumpkins, which have edible skin and a similar taste to sweet potato are also ideal for adding colour and a point of difference to autumn menus. Roast them whole and single serve with mains.

Another idea is to carve the tops off the mini pumpkins, roast and use as mini soup bowls, or stuff them with a mix of ancient grains such as pearl barley and seasonal vegetables for a hearty vegan dish.

Why not try this recipe of munchkin pumpkin, cracked wheat, baby turnips, pumpkin gnocchi, sage and black garlic crust. https://www.oliverkayproduce.co.uk/food-info/seasonal-recipes-ideas/298-munchkin-pumpkin-cracked-wheat-baby-turnips

Pumpkin also makes a top cocktail ingredient too. Blitz up the flesh to make pumpkin juice (it has a similar taste to melon and striking orange colour), which works a treat in whisky and spiced rum cocktails, such as ‘Old Fashioned’ style drinks.


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