Bony Pumpkin Carpaccio

Introduction: Bony Pumpkin Carpaccio

About: I'm a mechanical engineer in the Eindhoven region. In my spare time I like to make random stuff, both usefull and especially useless.

Halloween calls for a bloody delicious three-course dinner by candle light. What better than to start the dinner with a bony carpaccio made with Halloweens favorite ingredient, pumpkin. A cooled thin piece of pumpkin served with some spooky and/or other Halloweenish toppings. Enjoy. And don't forget to vote if you like it.

Step 1: Ingredients

  • Pumpkin - Both the pumpkin meat and the seeds
  • Red onion
  • Feta
  • Tabasco - Chipotle Sauce
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil

Step 2: Prepare the Carpaccio

• Remove the seeds from you pumpkin and don't throw them away. We will use them later when we make our plate taste and look great.
• Cut a rectangular piece from the pumpkin about 4 to 5 cm wide. The longer the piece, the more beautiful the dish can look.
• Cut the rectangular piece into very thin slices. I used a cheesecutter since I'm Dutch, but a good knife can do the same. My slices were between 2 and 3 mm thick.
• Place the pumpkin in an oven tray on some baking paper and cover them in olive oil and the chipotle sauce. Add the chipotle sauce to your own liking.
• Put the pumpkin in the oven for about 15 min. in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celcius.
• When the pumpkin is ready let it cool down. I placed mine in the fridge since I prepared these in the morning. The carpaccio is served cold.

Step 3: Finish the Dish

  • Roast some pumpkin seeds in a frying pan until they are finished. Don't go crazy on the spices, the dish will have enough taste due to the balsamic vinegar, red onion and chipotle sauce. I only used salt which goes great with the feta.
  • Cut your feta cheese into bone looking things. Also make some feta crumble to go on the plate.
  • Cut the red onions in very small pieces. I made one mistake with my dish. The red onion was too sharp(at least that's how we call it in Dutch) of taste. So I suggest to saute the onions a little to soften it's taste.
  • Place the pumpkin carpaccio on a plate and add the feta bones and crumbles together with some pumpkin seeds and red onion on top.
  • A little balsamic vinegar goes a long way and really makes this dish. Again add chipotle sauce to your liking and finish with a little bit of olive oil.
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    5 years ago

    This is such a fun idea! The only thing I want to point out is that wax paper, in the US, is coated with plastic and is unsafe to heat. I'm not sure if wax paper where you live is what we call parchment or baking paper. I just wanted to make sure I put out alternatives before anyone got dismissive, since it would be a shame to miss out on such a great recipe over a silly reason. Thanks for posting! :D


    Reply 5 years ago

    I guess it should be baking paper or parchment. So I changed that in the Instructable. Thanks for pointing out.