Now that we enter the Fall, pumpkin dishes are a regular at our tables. From pumpkin puree to pumpkin pie, all of these recipes have one step in common that is very difficult to perform: Peel the pumpkin.
If you have tried it on any occasion, you will have noticed that the skin of the pumpkin is hard and also its oval shapes do not help us to pass the knife easily. If you want to eat pumpkin, but you want to avoid having to buy this vegetable already peeled, don’t worry, in this article we present a efficient way to peel pumpkin.
How to peel a pumpkin?
To be able to perform this trick, you will only need a microwave, a knife and a normal vegetable peeler.
First of all, we must cut the lower and upper part of the pumpkin with a large kitchen knife. Once we have freed our pumpkin from both parts, we will proceed to pierce the skin with the knife. (It doesn’t take too many punctures, about 15 for a normal-size pumpkin.)
Now we will have to put the pumpkin in a microwave for 3 minutes at maximum power. When you take the pumpkin out, let it cool for a while, you will notice that the skin has lost its hardness, and incredible as it may seem, you can now peel it easily with the peeler that you use for other vegetables.
You will be able to quickly remove all the strips of skin and in addition, you will have already cooked the pumpkin a little so that it will need to spend less time in the oven or in the casserole. With this trick you can easily enjoy this rich and healthy food. Forget about fighting a pumpkin again!