Ended up roasting it, then doing a pumpkin, sweet potato and cashew curry, with beans and basil from the garden. Served with coconut rice.
Bloody delicious and also vegan, it's one of the recipes I know I can serve up to pretty much anyone.
Start with a Thai curry recipe - yellow or Penang curry works well. Premade pastes often have fish in them so if the vegan part is important, pay attention to ingredient lists. There's a new one that's appeared recently here that's actually vegan and I wanted to try it out for this.
Pre-bake pumpkin and sweet potato until it has crispy edges.
Toss the cashews in the curry paste before anything else.
Add some green veggies late in the cook; beans, snow peas, broccoli all work really well.
Don't cook it too long or the pumpkin and potato break down a lot, but I highly recommend cooking it the day before and letting it sit.
If you're not keeping it veg, toss in a good dash of fish sauce, it's magical. Otherwise Tamari is a good option, or just soy sauce. If you've got some nori around, shred a bit of that into it.
Also yes, eggplant would be GREAT in this. Do it.
This dish can be a bit sweet, depending on the spice paste blend and the pumpkin. A bit of chopped fresh chilli offsets this really nicely if you find it a bit much.
@mike *YUM* looks fantastic. Beans for perfection, nicely done.
ok I have one of these pumpkins in the kitchen right now staring at me begging for redempion. Please share the recipe!!!
Also, for a different sort of pumpkins (hokkaido or QLD blues), try this https://regularvegano.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/recipe-kumara-and-pumpkin-balls-with-peanut-satay-sauce/ the original recipe I used has gone but I ate them regularly at Mainstreet Cafe, Christchurch in the 1990s. All gone now. https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/6148559/In-memory-of-Mainstreet-Cafe here's another cut but not as close IIRC https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/recipes/98475866/recipe-pumpkin-balls-from-seven-cafe
@dch I just added some notes in some replies, it's not a recipe as such but some details on what I'm thinking when I cook this. It's not exactly formalised heh.
I'll take a look at that recipe and see, I'm not a huge fan of peanut/satay dishes in general, but you never know, this might be the one that changes my mind. 😀
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