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Recipe : Simmered Pumpkin (Kabocha no Nimono)

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In this recipe video, I will introduce how to make Simmered Pumpkin called “Kabocha no Nimono”. This vegan Japanese food is a standard side dish eaten in Japanese homes and often appears in commercial lunch boxes. Pumpkins are hard and heavy and take a lot of time to cook, but if you process them properly, you can easily incorporate them into your daily cooking.

Ingredients (2 servings) :

1/2 size Pumpkin
1 Cup (200ml) Water
2 Tbsp Soy sauce
2 Tbsp Sake
2 Tbsp Mirin
4 Tbsp Sugar

Directions :

1. Remove pumpkin seeds with a spoon.
2. Place pumpkin in a heatproof container, cover softly with plastic wrap, and microwave for 2 minutes.

3. Scrape off the skin. Then, cut into bite-sized pieces.
4. Place pumpkin, skin side down in a pot. Then, add other ingredients and bring to a boil with over medium heat.
5. Once boiled, cover with a fallen lid and simmer the pumpkin for 20 minutes with low heat.
6. Turn off the heat and turn the pumpkin over, skin side up. Wait a few minutes.

YUCa’s Tips :

1. Cover with the plastic wrap softly over the bowl before microwaving.
2. Leave a pumpkin skin a little to make it taste better.
3. Cut pumpkin into larger pieces so that the flavor will not be too sweet.

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