There was a time when Fall pumpkin just meant pie. These days, Houston chefs have taken the orange orb to soaring heights, with hearty, savory dishes that pair perfectly with cool air and falling leaves.Read More
Six Must-Try Pumpkin Dishes in Houston
Thanksgiving may be over but fall isn't. There's still time to savor Houston's best pumpkin dishes.
1. The Original Ninfa's on Navigation
Ninfa’s take on earthy, fall flavors lies in the form of pumpkin soup created with fresh pumpkin puree cooked with housemade house made chicken stock, finished with a bit of cream for a hearty bowl of soup garnished with Guajillo Oil and pumpkin pepitas.
[Photo courtesy of The Original Ninfa's on Navigation and Gary Wise/Urbanspoon]
2. Brooklyn Athletic Club
Enjoy a game of bocce ball or ping pong before you indulge in BAC’s pumpkin gnocchi served with caramelized pears and onions, and a sage-rosemary cream sauce topped with crispy leeks.
[Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Athletic Club]
Seafood loves pumpkin at Rice Village’s Prego. Pumpkin seed-crusted Gulf red snapper is served with caramelized squash, oven-dried tomato, roasted corn, scallion bianco, sautéed spinach and roasted butternut squash.
[Photos courtesy of Prego]
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4. Glass Wall
Roasted white “ghost” pumpkin is the seasonal star of the ghost pumpkin ravioli dish at the freshly spruced-up Glass Wall. It’s topped with a luscious fall-spiced brown butter sauce and candied pumpkin seeds.
[Photos courtesy of Glass Wall]
5. Coltivare Pizza & Garden
Dine garden-side to take full advantage of the sublime fall weather while you indulge in the pumpkin capaletti pasta at Coltivare in the Heights. The light, root vegetable broth is the perfect complement to the roasted pumpkin and mushrooms, with a good hit of spice from espelette chiles, topped with pepitas for a little crunch.
[Photos courtesy of Coltivare Pizza & Garden]
A Montrose favorite, Hugo’s, takes a fresh approach to fall with their Ensalada de Calabaza – a kale and field green salad with roasted pumpkin, candied pumpkin seeds, warm goat cheese tossed in a blood-orange vinaigrette.
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