Pumpkin is a living vitamin and mineral complex. In addition, pumpkin is rich in fiber and low in calories, well absorbed by the body.
Pumpkin is a living vitamin and mineral complex. In addition, pumpkin is rich in fiber and low in calories, well absorbed by the body. Due to this, housewives quite actively use pumpkin for cooking their dishes. Young housewives often have a question: is it possible to freeze a pumpkin?
You can freeze any kind of pumpkin. The main thing is that the pumpkin is ripe, but not overripe.
Our advice will come in handy when you have purchased and cut a large pumpkin. No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to cook dishes from all the pumpkin at once. In the refrigerator, a cut pumpkin is stored for a relatively short time - 3-4 days and often spoils there.
But if you freeze the rest of the unused pumpkin in portions, then at any time you can cook your favorite pumpkin dishes. To do this, simply take one bag of pumpkin blank out of the refrigerator and get to work.
Pumpkin can be frozen both raw and boiled. Use whichever option suits you best.
Recipes with fresh pumpkin ingredient
For work, we need a pumpkin, a knife, a cutting board, cling film, plastic containers for freezing.
Wash the pumpkin, remove the peel and seeds. Cut into small cubes.
Cover a cutting board or tray with cling film and spread the prepared pumpkin cubes on top in a single layer. Send to the freezer to freeze (approximately 1 hour).
Arrange the prepared cubes in portions in plastic containers for freezing. Send to the freezer for storage. Such a blank is suitable for making drinks from pumpkin, adding to pastries as a filling.
For work, we need a pumpkin, a knife, a cutting board, a grater, plastic containers for freezing.
Clean the pumpkin from the peel and seeds. Grate the pulp on a grater with the largest holes.
Divide pumpkin into portions in plastic freezer containers. Send to the freezer for storage. This preparation is best suited for adding to the dough. It can also be used for stuffing manti, added to cutlets, meatballs, used when stewing vegetables and meat.
For work, we need a pumpkin, water, a saucepan, a knife, a cutting board, plastic containers for freezing, a blender.
Clean the pumpkin from the peel and seeds. Cut into cubes.
Put the prepared pumpkin in a saucepan, add a little water.
Bring to a boil and cook over low heat, covered, until the pumpkin softens (approximately 15 minutes, but the time depends on the type of pumpkin).
Drain the broth and use it to make healthy drinks, and grind the pulp with a blender into a puree. Cool down.
Divide puree into plastic freezer containers. Close the lid. Send to the freezer for storage. It is good to add such puree to the dough, to prepare sweet or spicy sauces based on it.