As the dark winter months begin to rein upon us, it unleashes conspicuous figures popping up alongside doorsteps and in gardens: namely carved pumpkin heads; the horrifying grimaces used to ward off evil spirits.
Those who purchase a delicious pumpkin at the weekly farmers market in Luxembourg City, will not only give their house ghosts and neighbors a fright with their craved creations, but can also prepare a low-calorie and healthy meal with it. Moreover, the vitamins and fiber enclosed in pumpkins eliminate damaging toxins from the body, sustain blood sugar levels and protect cells.
Niki Kirsch, President of the “Lëtzebuerger Maarteverbandes” recommends a simple soup recipe for beginners.
A pound of pumpkin, a big red onion and butter are all you need to serve 4 hungry souls and here’s how:
- Prepare the pumpkin: Peel, clean, remove seeds and cut into pieces
- Chop the onion and sauté in butter
- Add the pumpkin to the sweated onions and fry briefly
- Add enough water so that the pumpkin is covered
- Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes on a low heat
- Season as desired (Niki Kirsch recommends salt and pepper)
- Puree the pumpkin pieces in its broth with a hand blender
- Change the consistency of the soup with water as desired, and it’s ready to devour!
The Good Idea team wishes you a wonderful meal!