- Joined Mar 18, 2010
Ok, I got this recipe for pumpkin soup. I had the idea (of course) to smoke the pumpkin instead of baking it in the oven to prep it for the soup. I've never prepared a fresh pumpkin, so I'm not sure what to do to get it ready for the smoker. I know I have to cut it open and scrape out the seeds and pulp. What I'm not sure is how to deal with the outside. Do I need to peel it? Is the whole thing edible, or does it have a rind, like a watermelon? I've cooked alot of stuff, but the only thing I have ever made with pumpkin is a jack-o-lantern.