It’s October 1st and as far as I’m concerned October is unofficial Pumpkin Month (unless it’s actually official…that would be awesome!). Well, official or unofficial, here are 5 pumpkin dishes from around the world to kick off October and Autumn!
Poland: Pumpkin Soup with Dumplings
This smooth creamy soup celebrates the flavor of the pumpkin and tries not to overpower it with too many other ingredients. The addition of potato dumplings into the soup give this particular version a classic Eastern European taste.
The Philippines: Ginataan Kalabasa
This delicious looking dish has pumpkin simmered in coconut milk and served over rice and often with a protein such as shrimp added. Coconut just sounds heavenly paired with pumpkin doesn’t it?!
I saw this described a few different ways around the inter webs (as well as spelled…can anyone confirm if the proper spelling is Kadu or Kadoo or Kaddo?). The main similarity in the preparation seems to be sautéed pumpkin served with garlic yogurt. Mmm!
Japan: Kabocha Cake
Kabocha is a Japanese squash variety, similar to pumpkin, with a sweeter flavor. This cake is moist, rich and dense; the perfect dessert for a nice fall day!
5. Spain: Bunuelos De Calabaza
Pumpkin doughnuts with chocolate sauce. Need I say more? With a similar preparation to churros these treats are often enjoyed in Spain for breakfast.
What are some of your favorite pumpkin dishes from around the world?
Eat Well, Travel Well ~ Samantha Add a comment