6202 Walkers Line,
na Moranga, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington,
ON, Nov 2, 2015
|Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
Height: 5 - 7"
Width: 10 - 16"
Weight: 2 - 4 lbs
Colour: salmon pink
Rind Texture: smooth surface with wide ribs
Flesh: pale orange
coloured pumpkin should be enjoyed for it's rare
colour, and eaten when you're tired of looking at
Morgana is featured in a
classic Brazilian shrimp soup, possibly our
favourite pumpkin/squash soup of all time!
1 medium sized baking pumpkin (use a Moranga
pumpkin for extra authenticity).
2 lbs medium shrimp, peel and reserve shells and
1 pinch rosemary
1 pinch thyme
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 onions, diced
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 handful Chopped Cilantro
18 ounces cream cheese
6 ounces coconut milk
1 ounce parmesan cheese
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
olive oil, to garnish
serve on rice
Cut the lid off the pumpkin (as you would for
carving a jack o' lantern) remove seeds and
"pumpkin guck". Place cut side up on a baking
sheet with the lid off (an
upsidedown pumpkin may split when you turn it
over after baking), not too hot,
about 350 about an hour
or two depending on the size of your pumpkin (test
with a fork). Once baked, scrape some of the
pumpkin away from the sides and puree. About 4
cups, not crucial.
In a stock pot, prepare a broth by boiling 2
liters of water with shrimp head and shells, thyme
and rosemary, allowing the liquid reduce to
concentrate the flavor.
Strain in a colander and reserve. Add oil, butter,
chopped onion, tomato and garlic to the stock pot
and simmer until soft and uniform. Return broth to
vegetables in the stock pot.
Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, and add to
the stock pot with the coconut milk. Boil for
about 10 minutes.
Add the pumpkin puree, cilantro and cream cheese
and stir until incorporated. Pour mixture into the
pumpkin and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return
to the oven and bake until slightly browned on
Serve piping hot, drizzled with olive oil as
desired, accompanied with rice.
You can scrape extra pumpkin away from the sides
of the pumpkin if you wish.