First the most ungrateful task: You have to peel the pumpkin, seed it and then cut it into small bite-sized cubes. Skin the tomatoes (put them in boiling water for a very short time) and cut them, just like the carrots, into small cubes or slices. Now cut the onion into fine cubes and sauté them in the butter. Now add the diced tomatoes and let it boil down a bit. Now add the carrots, pumpkin cubes and vegetable stock, season with herb salt and curry (dosage to taste) and add about 1500 ml of water. Let it boil over medium heat for about 15 minutes until soft. The now soft vegetables must now be pureed, and the pumpkin cream soup is ready. Finish with the cream and ginger and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Delicious!
2. Pumpkin goulash
About 1 kg giant pumpkin
650g pork shoulder
¼ l sour cream
1 tbsp grated red pepper
2 tbsp vinegar
50 g lard
40 g flour
1 tablespoon tomato puree
First the true horror – You have to snip hard: the pumpkin (either grated or cut into fine strips), the tomato, the onion and the meat. After you have completed this rather ungrateful task, you lightly roast the onion in a large pot. Now add the meat cut into small cubes and fry until it takes on some colour. Then add half of the paprika powder and vinegar, as well as the tomato, the tomato paste and season with salt, pepper and – depending on your taste – also with some caraway.
Pour the mixture on 5 tablespoons of water. If you want to enhance the taste a bit, you can also use some strong broth instead of water.
The delicious mixture has to stew for about 25 minutes.
Mix the pumpkin to the meat and then add the rest of the pepper and vinegar. Now you also have to add water or broth to this again and let it simmer. Now stir only the sour cream with the flour, add this to the pumpkin goulash and let it boil well. If necessary, you can add some seasoning and serve the finished goulash. Especially tasty are of course – how else should it be on Halloween – delicious potatoes.
In this sense we wish you creepy and tasty Halloween!
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