Sunday 8 April 2012

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin

From The Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, Michael Joseph, 1999.

When we have a baked dinner we usually overdo the amount of vegetables we cook because we enjoy them so much. One of the vegies cooked at the last bake was spicy roasted pumpkin.

The pumpkin is an easy one to prepare and wonderfully tasty. Herbs (coriander seeds, dried oregano, fennel seeds, dried red chillies, salt and pepper) were pounded in a mortar and pestle. Once they were well ground a garlic clove was added and pounded into the spice mix. This was then mixed with some olive oil and this was used to coat the pumpkin slices. They were then baked.

The result of this is exceptionally tasty spicy pumpkin slices. It is liked so much that extra was made to use later in a tortellini.

Taste: ✔✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔

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