Bush pumpkins – one of types of pumpkin differing in an unusual gear form. These vegetables also sometimes are called dish-shaped or grandmother's pumpkin. Bush pumpkins are yellow, green or white. It is one of those types of vegetables which differ in the most delicate, delicate flavor in an unripe look. They are stuffed, pickled, fried slices, boiled. The majority of recipes for pumpkins is suitable also for bush pumpkins.
How to choose and prepare bush pumpkins
Choose bush pumpkins of an accurate form, without dents and spots as more dark, and decoloured. If you want to boil, fry or pickle bush pumpkins, choose fruits less - they will be ready quicker. If you need vegetables for a farshirovka, then will approach and fruits are larger.
Pulp of bush pumpkins white and dense, on texture similar on marrow, and to taste on artichokes
Before preparation wash up and dry vegetables, cut off a fruit stem. If you stuff or pickle bush pumpkins, it is enough. If you cook or fry them, slice - cut pumpkin in half and cut off pieces, trying to keep figured edges.
Bush pumpkins are a good source of magnesium, a niatsin and vitamins A and Page. One cup of boiled dish-shaped pumpkin contains about 20 - 30 calories and doesn't contain fat.
How to pickle bush pumpkins
There are many recipes of marinated bush pumpkins. Try to prepare them with a lemon and spicy herbs, for the most pungent flavor. It will be required to you: - 1 kilogram of small bush pumpkins;
- 1 ½ cups of a table vinegar; - 1 ½ cups of boiled water; - 1/3 cups of the onions shallot cut by rings; - 1 tablespoon of coarse salt; - 1 tablespoon of sugar; - 1 tablespoon of peppercorn; - ½ teaspoons of the crushed paprika; - 1 teaspoon of seeds of a coriander; - 1 teaspoon of seeds of mustard; - 3 peeled garlic gloves; - 1 bay leaf; - 4 branches of a tarragon; - 4 feathers of green onions; - 3 segments of a lemon. In a small pan from not reagent materials pour in vinegar and waters, add sugar, salt, black and paprika, seeds of mustard and a coriander, garlic and bay leaf. Bring to the boil, you cook, stirring slowly, so far sugar and salt won't be dissolved. Put a half of the washed-out and dried bush pumpkins in bank, lay out from above a tarragon, onions shallot and segments of lemons. Add the remained vegetables and fill in with a warm marinade. Preserve and pickle within 2-3 days. You store in the fridge.
How to bake bush pumpkins
If you want to bake bush pumpkins, slice them. Make several punctures a fork and lay out on the baking tray laid by parchment paper sprinkle olive oil, season with salt, pepper, it is possible to powder with a dried thyme, a tarragon, parsley and bake in the oven which is in advance warmed up to 180 wasps within 15-20 minutes.
The baked pieces of bush pumpkins can be put in salad, paste, to give as a garnish.
The stuffed bush pumpkins
Vegetable, meat, krupyany stuffing will be suitable for bush pumpkins. For healthy food pumpkin, stuffed kinoa will be ideal. Take it: - 8 small bush pumpkins; - 1 cup ready kinoa; - ½ cups of dried tomatoes; - 2 tablespoons of olive oil; - juice from ½ lemons; - ½ cups of the crushed basil greens; - salt. Mix a kino with the tomatoes cut on pieces, season with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and a basil. Well mix. Boil a big pan of water and put bush pumpkins in boiled water. You cook them 3-4 minutes, then cool a baking plate with flowing water. Cut off a fruit stem with a part of a fruit and take out a part of pulp. Stuff a kino, cover with a cover and bake in the oven which is in advance warmed up to 170 wasps within 7-10 minutes.