Slow Box Strikes Back …with Pumpkins Onboard

Pumpkin and Radicchio from Hania, Jola and Ludwik
Pumpkin and Radicchio from Hania, Jola and Ludwik

Since July Thursdays are for me…Slow Boxes Day. Each Thursday Jola  (or her wonderful daughter Hania) is delivering us wonderful boxes filled with fresh, just picked vegetable. Green onions, radicchio, spinach, sweet tomatoes, zucchinis …And pumpkins – orange warning  sign that Autumn is waiting just behind the corner.

Tagliatelle with Pumpkin

500 g pumpkin
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped finely
2 garlic cloves, crushed
250 ml vegetable stock
150 ml heavy cream
4 tablespoon pumpkin seeds (preferably grilled on dry pan)
pinch of ground nutmeg
salt and freshly grated pepper pepper
some fresh parsley, chopped and Parmesan or blue cheese to serve

Peel pumpkin and cut its flesh into 1 cm cubes. Heat olive oil on pan, add chopped onion and frizzle till glossy. Add garlic (beware! garlic fries very quickly and is terribly bitter when brown) and after minute or two – chopped pumpkin. Frizzle for 2-3 minutes, add spices and half of the stock. Cover and frizzle for 10-12 minutes.
Meanwhile boil water in big pot, add some salt and pasta. Cook according to instructions on the package.
When pumpkin will be ready and tender, turn the heat off and add cream. Stir, so the juices from the vegetable and cream combine. Drain pasta and put into warmed bowl. Pour with pumpkins and top with some parsley, pumpkin seeds and cheese of your choice.

Slow Box in its whole Beauty
Slow Box in its whole Beauty

More on our Slow Boxes you can read in this article written by Agnieszka.

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