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Fast and lazy pumpkin Recipe

By sasicka
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: appx. 15 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 1 portion

I was inspired by a recepie that I saw on BBC on seasonal (autumn) cooking.

  • 1 small (individual portion sized) high quality pumpkin
  • 1 knob of unsalted butter
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • splash of brandy or fruit spirit
  • salt & pepper
  1. Cut the top off the pumpkin cleanly and reserve. Remove the seeds but leave a fair amount of flesh inside the pumpkin.
  2. Place the knob of butter inside the pumpkin, add freshly grated nutmeg, add the splash of alcohol and season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Put the reserved top of the pumpkin back on as a lid and microwave the pumpkin on high for 5-10 minutes depending on the microwave. Leave to rest for 2 minutes.
  4. Ckeck that the flesh is cooked through and moist and serve as individual portions with the lid on.

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