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New Zealand

November 24, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #5827573

In Australia & New Zealand the traditional roast dinner normally includes roast pumpkin.
It came as a huge surprise to me to learn that in Europe it mostly used as cattle fodder and in the States for pie filler.
My childhood favourite was our Sunday roast - either a chicken or leg of lamb along with roast potato, kumara (a Kiwi sweet potato) pumpkin, carrot & parsnip.
these days I cook my pumpkin in an oven bag with a generous dollop of sweet Thai chilli sauce.


Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 25, 2008
2:28 AM

Post #5828258

Hi Dalfyre,

Thank you for your comments. It is always interesting to hear how foods are prepared in other areas. Do you make your own sweet Thai chili sauce?

New Zealand

November 25, 2008
7:49 PM

Post #5830361

LOL - I am not that good a cook...
the supermarket has a good range of Asian foods & sauces which makes it very easy to try new things :)
I have been told that the pumpkin varieties we use for cooking are different to those available in the States...
particularly good are buttercup, Queensland Blue & butternut (although that might not be a proper pumpkin it is gourd shaped)
cheers from Down Under

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