Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.
That’s what’s rattling around inside my brain these days, but forget fruit of the sea, I’m talking pumpkin: You can roast it, puree it, bake it, grill it, boil it. Dey’s uh, sweet pumpkin, savory pumpkin and sweet & savory pumpkin. Pumpkin custard, pumpkin empanadas, pumpkin pie. There’s pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin creme brulé, pumpkin soup, pumpkin roll, pumpkin curry, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin gnocci, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin sausage. That – that’s about it.
Oh but it’s not. Not even close - I haven’t even mentioned the seeds…I’ve got a veritable pumpkinpalooza planned for October and I’m pretty jazzed up about it.
A wagon Full straight from my garden. washed, seeded & roasted
roasted & ready to purée with the food mill – you won’t find libby’s here
A treasure trove of pumpkin seeds drying and ready to roast… mole? Brittle? pretty great plain with a little sea salt… little harvest-time pleasures
What pumpkin favorites do you look forward to this time of year?