Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Hide the pumpkin
It is autumn here in Namibia and pumpkins are in season.
Every week I get a crate full of organic veggies, and at the moment it contains mainly spinach and lovely orange
They are beautiful, fresh, organic, healthy, cheap and delicious, and nobody in my family likes them.
By now I am relatively successful at hiding the spinach which my family also doesn't like (the freezer is full of canelloni),
so today I am on a mission to hide the pumpkin amongst a chicken and cream pasta.
To make the pasta, start by cutting the pumpkin into segments (this is relatively easy to do when the pumpkin
is fresh but nearly impossible when it is older, which is also why I do not want to have it lying around for long before
Take the seads out and cut the skin off.
Then cut the pumpkin into small pieces. Place them on a tray coated with olive oil and bake them at 200 degrees C
(390 Fahrenheit) for about 15 minutes or until soft.
In the meantime, slice some chicken breast, put it in a bowl, add lemon juice, some olive oil and any spices you like
and let sit for a while. Also cook some pasta.
Fry the chicken, add the pumpkin and add some cream when it is nearly done.
Mix and enjoy!
It did not quite work with hiding the pumpkin. Although I found the pasta delicious it did taste just like what it was,
pumpkin and chicken, and my family wasn't thrilled.
My man suggested I make pumpkin cake out of the next one we get.
I will give it a try, but seeing that he doesn't like pumpkin and he doesn't like cake I cannot imagine it being a success.
Will keep you posted :-)
Lots of love,