Monday, June 25, 2012

Perfectly Pickled Pumpkin from the Patch

Thanks to River Cottage Winter series on television last week, I found a new way to use some of the many pumpkins I harvested this year. I used a couple of butternut pumpkins, chopped them into cubes and then blanched them for a couple of minutes.

The cubes were then packed into a couple of jars.

The pickling liquid was made from a blended mix of onion, garlic, oil, lemon zest and juice and a little bit of chilli. This blend was cooked over medium heat with turmeric, peppercorns, mustard powder, salt, sugar, vinegar and more lemon juice for 5 minutes........then pour over the cubes. That's it.
Tasted it yesterday at lunch and it was pretty tasty. No excuses to let excess pumpkins go to waste anymore!

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