Make the most out of your fall harvest haul with recipes from Pius Culinary Institute chef instructor Derek Curzi.
He joined Global’s Andrea Howick and Kim Sullivan on Global News Morning to share ways to incorporate different squashes and pumpkin in elaborate culinary dishes.
Below are the recipes for his butternut squash gnocchi and pumpkin crème brulée.
Butternut squash gnocchi
Two pounds butternut squash
1/2 teaspoons salt
Three to 3.5 cups fine polenta
One tablespoon of parmesan cheese
Roast the squash for 25 minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Let cool, then strain overnight.
Once cooled mix the wet and dry ingredients together and form a uniform dough.
Wrap and chill in fridge overnight.
Pumpkin crème brulée
28 egg yolks
Two litres of heavy cream
Two cups sugar
Pumpkin pureed and strained
Heat the cream on medium, make sure not to bring to a boil.
In a bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar. Set aside.
When cream reaches desired temperature, add to egg mixture.
Fill ramekins with mixture, place in two-inch hotel pan fill with warm water covering the ramekins half way.
Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 40 minutes or until desired consistency.
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