Creamy pumpkin "tagliatelle" with mortadella and peppers

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Author Notes: This recipe proudly belongs to the "shower recipes" category of recipes. If I ever write a cooking book, there will be a special chapter dedicated to "ingenious shower recipes" along to the classic soups, appetizers and salads ones. Because, you see the thoughts that everyone makes during this very standard procedure of showering happen to be very disparate; some despair with their relationship and some others think -out loud- songs. I, on the other side, squeeze my mind to come up with new recipes that I would like to try. But enough with the showers and soaps.

When in Greece, I have purchased a small collection of my favorite delicatessen and I was trying to come up with interesting ways to leverage them. Here in the NL I don't have the joy to always find high quality raw ingredients for my culinary adventures, so this was a good opportunity to experiment. So, ladies and gentlemen, please give your most warm applause for the pumpkin "tagliatelles"
Despoina Kortes | In Whirl of Inspiration

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Serves 2

  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 8-10 slices of peppery mortadella
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of cooking cream
  • parsley, oregano, salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Cut the pumpkin and clean the spores inside. Cut it into slices of 3-4 mm thickness and then cut these slices into stripsof approx. 1 cm. In the end of this infinite cutting you should end up with your "tagliatelles": strips with 1 cm width and 3-4 mm thickness.
  2. Then in a pot give them a boil (for 3'-4 ') until they are cooked, but they slightly hard.
  3. Drain the "tagliatelles" and add them to chopped onion and garlic and saute them all together. Add the mortadella and peppers in slices and continue to stir. Finally, add the cooking cream (optionally), parsley, oregano and season with salt and pepper. Continue to stir until you end up with a homogenous mix and serve while warm. Bon appetit! (This recipe was firstly published in In Whirl of Inspiration .)
  4. ( This recipe was firstly published in the "In Whirl of Inspiration' site. Link in profile.)

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