Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Vegetables)

Pumpkin in Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Delicious as an accompaniment to meat dishes such as curries, or on its own with plenty of steamed rice.

Ingredients : Serves 4

750 g

1 1/2 tablespoons

3 cloves

4 cm


1 tablespoon

125 ml

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon



Garlic, finely chopped

Fresh ginger, grated

Red Asian shallots, chopped

Soft brown sugar

Chicken stock

Nuoc cham sauce

Lime juice

Method :
  • Peel the pumpkin and cut it into large chunks.

  • Heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan, add the garlic, ginger and shallots. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir regularly.

  • Add the pumpkin and sprinkle with sugar. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, turning the pieces regularly, until the pumpkin is golden and just tender.

  • Add the chicken stock and nuoc cham sauce, bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until all the liquid has evaporated, turning the pumpkin over regularly.

  • Sprinkle with lime juice, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

Tip : The sweeter pumpkins, such as butternut and Japanese pumpkin, will produce a dish with a delicious flavor and soft texture.

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