Monday, September 10, 2007

Seafood Curry with Pumpkin

Some people might find it odd cooking curry with pumpkin but I like adding it into my curry. It gave the curry some sweetness and also balance out the spiciness of the dish.

Ingredients :

1 pound of shrimp - peeled and deveined
2 fish fillets - cut into chunks
2 tomatoes - quartered
2 cups of pumpkin - cut into chunks
2 cups of coconut milk
2 kaffir lime leaves
2 tbsp of fish sauce
1 tsp of sugar
Salt to taste

For Curry Paste

6 red chillis
2 green chillis
1" ginger
2" turmeric
1 stalk of lemongrass
4 shallots
3 cloves of garlic

1) Blend all the curry paste ingredients with some water and set aside.
2) Heat up the frying pan with some oil and stir fry the blended curry paste.
3) Add in 2 tbsp of coconut and stir fry until fragrant.
4) Add in the rest of the coconut milk and bring to boil. Add in pumpkin and kaffir lime leaves and reduce heat to simmer.
5) When the pumpkin is soft add the seafood and tomatoes.
6) Bring to boil and add in sugar, fish sauce and seasoning. Cook for 2 mins.
7) Serve with warm rice.


Cat Cat said...

Yelah Gert. This is the first time I heard about adding pumpkin to curry...

Beachlover said...

Gert..good idea pumpkin in gulai!!.now I know what to do with Mishu pumpkin after Halloween..hehehe..

Jun said...

looks nice Gert..mmg x pernah put in curry b4..biasa masak lemak or cook with ikan masin only.

ZazaHardy said...

pumpkin? wow! i now know what to do with Aidan's leftover pumpkin now.... looks reallyyy good!


SteamyKitchen said...

now that is a great idea- to put pumpkin in curry. i can imagine that it adds sweetness and a nice contrast to the spice.

Retno Prihadana said...

What a great combination of curry. Pumpkin in the curry sounds new for me, I´m used to cook Pumpkin as Kolak with palm sugar (gula jawa) and milk coconut.

Lia said...

this is sounds new for me but really interesting, i'd like to try ;)

aiyah nonya said...

Sounds intersting. Some sort like when I added pineappple to the prawn curry.

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, the next time you cook curry try putting some pumpkin in. Sedap !!

Beachlover, now you know what to do with Mishu Halloween pumpkins.

Jun & Zaza, cuba dengan pumpkin the next time.

Jaden, Retno & Lia, the Thai and Vietnamese used a lot of pumpkins in their cooking.

Aiyah, just like when you put pineapple in your curry. Add sweetness to it :)