I posted a week or so ago that I managed to save my last pumpkin…. Just in time for the pandemic lock-down.
It was a big one. We ate roast pumpkin slices for a few days (quite a few) then I roasted the rest for freezing.
The weather has been beautiful, warm and sunny – not soup weather, so I froze it in 2 cup containers and decided we’d be eating a lot of pumpkin gratins for the foreseeable future.
With the markets closed and online ordering limited we aren’t getting any fresh vegetables. We are mourning the asparagus, artichoke and green garlic season that has slipped past and are both rather tired of winter squashes.
But – we eat what we have.
It helps to spice it up a bit.
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Pumpkin Gratin with Moroccan Spices
This goes together quickly with canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin that has been roasted and cooled (or frozen). This has the consistency of a pudding or souffle.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Winter Vegetables
- 2 cups (16oz, 480gr) pumpkin, cooked or canned
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup (5oz, 150gr) Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp parika, sweet or hot
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp oil for the baking dish
- Whisk eggs, yogurt and spices.
- Add pumpkin and mix well.
- Spoon into a lightly oiled baking dish
- Bake at 200C (400F) for 40 minutes.
- Remove and serve.
I did not use cinnamon, which is also popular in Morocco. I didn’t want any hint of pumpkin pie.
We ate this for 2 meals, heating it in the microwave the second night
Not much has been going on around here – thankfully.
I took my camera on my morning walk with Guapa the other day. Everyone has been sharing nature photos on FB so I thought I’d take you on our walk over the next few posts.
The first thing we do is inspect the potager to make sure nothing is wreaking havoc.
Something always is. The last couple of mornings half the onions and shallots have been pulled out. It only takes a minutes to stick them back in the ground, but the roots are disturbed.
And I’m irritated.
My chives are near the gate and finally growing well. The rest is ready…. but it’s too early to plant anything but lettuce which will go in this week.
We walk along the edge of the field. Once again the farmer was here early and turned the water for his beets on. I found one that something (big bird?) had pulled out and dropped on our field, It was fat and long and white. I’m still mystified as to what kind it is.
Guapa and I were having a disagreement about where to walk…. I was by the field. She felt the need to inspect around the pool. She saw a bunny there once and needs to make sure it was properly chased away.
Next a slow run to the woods – we actually did see a bunny run that way.
Sadly, she doesn’t do fast runs any more.
More next time….. such excitement!