First, the most thankless task: you need to peel and seed the squash, then cut it into small, bite-sized cubes. Skin the tomatoes (best to put them in boiling water for a very short time for this) and cut these into small cubes, or slices, too, just like the carrots. Now also cut the onion into fine cubes and sauté them in the butter. Now add the diced tomatoes and let the whole thing boil down a bit. Now add the carrots, the pumpkin cubes and the vegetable stock, season the whole thing with herb salt and curry (dosage according to your own taste) and pour in about 1500 ml of water. Let it all cook at medium heat for about 15 minutes until soft. The now soft vegetables must now be pureed, and the pumpkin soup is ready. Then just refine with the cream and the ginger and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Yummy!
2. Pumpkin goulash
About 1kg giant pumpkin
650g pork shoulder
¼ l sour cream
1 tbsp grated red pepper
2 tbsp vinegar
50 g lard
40 g flour
1 tbsp tomato paste
First, the real horror - you'll need to vigorously shred: The squash (either grate it or slice it into fine strips), the tomato, the onion, and the meat. After you've completed this rather thankless task, lightly sauté the onion in a large pot. Add the meat, cut into small cubes, and fry until it takes on some colour. Then add half of the paprika powder and the vinegar, as well as the tomato, the tomato paste and season the whole thing with salt, pepper and - depending on your taste - also with some caraway seeds.
Pour everything now with 5 tablespoons of water. If you want to intensify the taste, you can also use some strong broth instead of the water.
The delicious mixture must now steam for about 25 minutes.
Now mix the pumpkin with the meat and then add the rest of the peppers and vinegar. Again, you will now need to add water or broth to this and let it steam up. Now mix the sour cream with the flour, add it to the pumpkin goulash and let it boil away. If necessary, you can now add a little more seasoning and then serve the finished goulash. Of course, delicious potatoes taste especially delicious - how should it be different on Halloween.
In this sense, we wish you spooky and tasty Halloween!
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