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Monday, October 20, 2014

Braised Pork with Pumpkin and Dried Prawns

Pumpkins, pumpkins are really cheap at the supermarkets selling at as low as RM 0.99 per kg and there are so many, many ways of cooking it and you can't resist buying it.
Here, I'm cooking it the traditional way with the usual ingredient - dried prawns.  Always good.  The original recipe uses pork belly but I used pork tenderlion.
Verdict - this dish is so tasty with the meat and dried prawns.  The pumpkins are soft and tasty.  Gravy is good with rice.
Recipe Source - Yum Yum Magazine No. 77
200 gm pumpkin - peeled and cut into wedges
300 gm pork belly/tenderlion - cut into pieces 
80 gm dried prawns - rinsed [I used 40 gm]
1 tbsp each of chopped ginger and garlic
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp each of salt and pepper
1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  1. Heat up oil, saute chopped garlic and ginger until aromatic.
  2. Add in pork and dried prawns, stir over high heat until fragrant.  Add in seasoning and water.  Bring to boil and lower heat, cover to simmer for 5-10 minutes [for pork belly simmering time is about 30-40 minutes].
  3. Add in pumpkin, stir well and simmer until pumpkin is soft.
  4. Drizzle in sesame oil and wine.  Dish up to serve.
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN) organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Eileen (Eileen's Diary).

I'm also submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event #17 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours
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Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

Hi Kim,
Look at the
"Braised Pork with Pumpkin and Dried Prawns", I feel hungry! I am sure will "ka fun" especially with the yummy gravy. :)

Madeline said...

Hi Kimmy, I can imagine this is a delicious dish...yum yum :) I like pumpkin too. Thanks for sharing.

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this is delicious! Pumpkin, pork belly and dried prawns make a good combination. This one guarantee will eat extra rice :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Aunty Young, honestly this dish is yummy good eventhough I used lean meat. With pork belly is going to be yummy, yummy, yummy.....

Eileen Lee said...

Hi Kimmy, u really a brilliant cook, always come out new idea, super like this yummy dish

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Kimmy, somehow, I'm not a fan of dried prawns (har mi) ...I always dig them out whenever I see them in dumpling, steam yam or carrot cake lol ... But I would like to make this dish during CNY for my in laws.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Your pork and pumpkin dish looks so delicious! I love eating dishes like this with a condiment of sliced chili padi, see yau and a squeeze of lime, with rice! Delicious!
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Hi Kimmy,
I think my mum has cooked this before, I miss her homecooked dishes so much ever since I left Singapore 6 years ago. Seeing this dish reminds me of all the dishes my mum used to cook. Thank you so much for sharing and bringing back memories :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Madeline, believe me this dish is good. I gave a thumbs up to it. My hubby loves it.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, correct it is good combination that makes this dish delicious. Difficult to explain the taste but the dried prawns brings out the sweetness of this pumpkin.

Kimmy said...

Hi Eileen, pumpkin is a very versatile ingredient in cooking. Whether sweet or savoury, whole or mashed, the end product is good.

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, the dried prawns in this dish helps to bring out the flavour. Without it, the taste may be different. Do try to cook it for your family and see if they like it. You can try too., hehehe!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, this dish is with dried chillies. If you like it spicy, you can add more. This days, I can't take chilli raw on its own.

Kimmy said...

Hi Miss B, not too bad, can bring back good memories. This is the purpose that spark off my desire to write this blog, for my future generations.

mui mui said...

The pumpkins over your place really cheap. Over here cheapest is 3.30per kg.
The pork belly, pumpkin and dried prawns combo is prefect. Extra steam rice please ..hehe

Kimmy said...

Hi Mui Mui, why is it so? Pumpkin season now, it should be cheap. I really enjoyed this dish. The gravy is so tasty.

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