Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trini Tuesday-Stewed Pumpkin

Moose had asked for my stewed pumpkin recipe. Since it's a rather crazy week for me and Halloween is falling on Trini Tuesday, I thought I'd post it. I love this stuff. Give me a dish of stewed chicken over rice with a side of stewed pumpkin and a bunch of paratha roti and I am a very happy girl. Yes, TTfootball, I know that's an odd combination even for Trinis but it is my favorite.

TT asked for information about Bolivia compared to Trinidad. I'll try to do that the next time I do a Trini Tuesday post.


STEWED PUMPKIN a la Lime

4 cups (I'm guessing since I ususally fill a small pot with pumpkin) of peeled and diced pumpkin (butternut squash works when pumpkin is not available)

oil for frying onion and garlic, not a ton...Don't ask me for exact measurements. I learned this from an Indian housewife not a cookbook. Just throw some in the pot ok?


1 or 2 cloves of garlic

1/2 of a small yellow onion

1 potspoon (a good Trini measure...it means whatever big spoon you are stirring with) of brown sugar

-Mince the garlic and dice the onion.
-Heat the oil over medium high heat and fry the onion and garlic .
-Add the pumpkin chunks and turn them all over in the pot to cover them all with oil.
-Cover the pot, reduce the heat to medium low and let it all cook down to mush.
-Check it very occasionally and give it a stir. when it starts getting soft mash it up with the spoon.
-Once it is completely mushy, add the brown sugar and stir it all in.
-If it gets too runny, cook it longer to dry it out some. If it seems too dry (which I have never seen happen unless you cook it too hot) add just a dribble of water (And you know, I cook like this even if I have a cookbook, you'll have to learn to live with it.)
-When it's done it looks pretty gross, kinda like overly soft, mucousy, orange mashed potatoes...hungry yet? I still love this stuff!
-Serve it over rice and enjoy it!


Happy Trini Tuesday!

24 comments:

lecram sinun said...

mmm... yum.... ::burp::

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! I just bought a chicken and will add your pumpkin recipe as a side dish.

ttfootball said...

sorry Lime but I am really NOT a fan of pumpkin choka, so I am usually not even around when this is being prepared at my house.
And yes that is a strange combination on SO MANY levels....but I suppose its just a bunch of good things thrown together huh. To each his own!

Breazy said...

MMMMMMMMMM I am really gonna have to try that. It sounds delicious and you know it seems the dishes that look the worst, taste the best ! Happy Halloween !!!

barefoot_mistress said...

Maybe I will try this with some of my Atlantic Giants!

rose_michelle said...

Sounds good! Can't wait to try it!

Jodes said...

happy halloween

MyUtopia said...

Sounds scruptious (sp?)

Logophile said...

Strange combos are the best!
Happy Halloween

Seamus said...

Mmmmmm! That sounds good! Might just have to take a break today and stew some of this up!!!!

Happy Halloween Michelle!

KFarmer said...

Happy Trini Tuesday and Halloween :)

Tommy said...

Can't promise to try it soon but I will make an attempt one day. It does sound good. Happy Halloween Michelle. ;0) Muwah!
TG

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy!!

Have a great day and dont eat to much:-}

steve said...

hey I am not anonymous LOL!

Moosekahl said...

Oh...I like how a Trini recipe is measured. I throw in this, add a bit of that most days. I'll have to give this a try, it sounds supper yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

Happy Halloween! I noticed you have Grapesof Wrath as a fav book on your profile. I just finished reading that book last night. Great Story! It was the longest book I have ever tackled next to the bible. Isn't it wierd how it ended with Rosasharn breastfeeding that starving man in the barn. I thought about it all night. It is amazing how hard people had it at times. I couldn't imagine having to live like the Joads did.

Brian said...

Sounds yummy!

m said...

Happy Halloween.

I would have to close my eyes before eating this but I am sure it is delicous. I just can't get past the "looks overly soft and mucousy"...

Anonymous said...

Now that makes me wish that I liked pumpkin. I shall try that recipe out on my family when I get back to Brazil.

Anonymous said...

I'll try it without the pumpkin and see how it goes.
:)iclukgz

m said...

Ugh! Something about your Wednesday post is mucking up my computer. My computer doesn't have a lot of memory so if there is some cool picture that you have posted, it's only opening into a blank box on my screen...drat!

Well, I just wanted to let you know I stopped by to say Hello!(-:

Mani said...

Stewed pumpkin is even better with a little kuchela on the side or some mango anchar.

snavy said...

Sounds so good. REcipe has already been printed!

Travelling Spirit said...

OH MY! Stewed chicken on rice with paratha roti...my favourite comfort food! Thanks for the great stewed pumpkin recipe. That's how my mother always showed me how to cook. She didn't measure anything.

Since this is the second time you mentioned stewed chicken and set my mouth to watering at the memory, and I have no one from back home to ask, you must have a stewed chicken and paratha roti recipe next time you are in the mood to post Trini recipies...pretty please with pepper sauce on top! (Mani I'll pass on the kuchela, thanks.) :-)