Sunday, February 22, 2009
Creamed Kabocha with Strawberries
Kabocha is otherwise known as Japanese pumpkin, but it's actually a kind of squash. From a quick search of the web, it seems that it is now finding its way into some British supermarkets for example Waitrose. If you can find it, I highly recommend it. It has an exceptionally sweet flavour, which means it is excellent as a dessert as well as in savoury dishes.
This recipe is a dessert.
1/3 of a kabocha pumpkin, washed thoroughly.
1 tablespoon of sour cream
1 tablespoon of maple syrup or runny honey
Strawberries and flaked almonds to serve.
Deseed the kabocha and microwave for 8-10 minutes until soft. The skin is edible, so you don't have to remove it. Mash with the sour cream and maple syrup/honey in a saucepan using a fork.
Spoon into a dish and garnish with strawberries and flaked almonds.