Pumpkins are so versatile. The things you can do with pumpkins are endless. If you’ve never cooked one before, you’re in for a real treat.
– 1 pumpkin
– 5 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in small pieces
– olive oil
– 1 red onion peeled and chopped
– 1 tablespoon turmeric
– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 200 g bacon cut in small pieces
– 200 g porcini mushrooms
Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Cut the lid off the pumpkin and reserve it. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and keep them to one side.
Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Pour in a splash of olive oil, then add the chopped onion, chopped garlic, bacon and turmeric . Cook gently for 10 minutes until bacon is made. Add the mushrooms, the nutmeg and cinnamon. Season with salt and pepper.
Put the pumpkin on a baking tray. Add inside the mushroom mix. Put in the oven for 1 hour and 20 min. Take the lid off and leave it for another 20 min. The pumpkin is ready when you can easily push a knife into it. Bring it to the table and open it up in front of everyone. Cut it into thick wedges and tuck in, leaving the skin. Serve with seasonal greens.