We all love pumpkin picking and carving, but don’t put the insides in the bin – make a delicious meal instead!
The Proud Sicilian have shared their Halloween inspired recipe for Risotto alla Zucca e Fichi (Pumpkin and Fig Risotto) for you to try at home. This serves a family of four.
200g Arborio Rice
400g Zucca (pumpkin)
50g Parmigiano Reggiano
5 Fresh Figs
150g salted butter
1 onion, finely chopped
Extra virgin olive oil
One glass of white wine
Salt and pepper
Dice the pumpkin and remove the seeds
Put diced pumpkin into a pot and add one litre of water
Bring to the boil and cook for 45 mins (until the pumpkin becomes soft)
Mix the contents well, until it become a thick creamy broth
In a saucepan, add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Add 100g of butter (salted)
Add a finely chopped onion and put on a medium heat
Once the onion is caramelising introduce the arborio rice
Add one glass of white wine
Gradually pour in the creamy pumpkin broth and mix
Add Salt and Pepper
Cook for 15 minutes
Remove the fig peel and and slice the fig (doesn’t need to look pretty as you’re about to mash it together with the Gorgonzola)
Add the fig and Gorgonzola mix to the risotto and cook for a further 10 minutes
Introduce 50g of butter and 50g of Parmigiano Reggiano and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Buon Appetito from all at The Proud Sicilian!
The Proud Sicilian will also be a stop on our Harborne Pumpkin Parade, and will have treats for the best fancy dressed kids, 241 pizzas and a free Sicilian piattini if you order two cocktails or a bottle of wine/prosecco!
Find out more about their Halloween plans below.