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Stew Pumpkin

This recipe serves 2 People

Stew Pumkin and Roti is a delicious breakfast combination in TnT and it is so easy to recreate. You can add in some shrimp for added protein and flavor or leave it out for a vegan version.

Today I will share my tipps on how to get great taste and texture into this simple quick and popular dish.


For the Pumpkin:

3 tbsp olive oil

500g of pumpkin of your choice, peeled and cubed finely

3 cloves of garlic

1 tsp green seasoning

1 small onion, diced

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp brown sugar



Scotch bonnet to taste (optional)

For the Shrimp:

10-12 large Shrimp, cleaned

1 tsp all purpose seasoning

Black pepper, salt

1. Prep Work

Clean, wash and cut your vegetables and prepare them for the dish. The better you prepare your ingredients- the quicker your dish will come together. If you want to add Shrimp as well, now is the time to clean and season your shrimp.

2. Cook the Shrimp

In a heavy bottom pot (for example a dutch pot), add olive oil and heat it up to a medium- high heat. Cook your shrimp for 2 minutes maximum and set aside. If you are keeping this dish vegan, leave this step out.

3. Aromatics

The fresh aromatics take this simple dish to the next level.

Add your onion, garlic,scotch bonnet and green seasoning. Sauté on medium heat for 1-2 minutes until everything turns fragrant and tender.

4. The Pumpkin

Now add in your cubed pumpkin. Make sure the cubes are cut a similar size, so they cook evenly. Coat them in the aromatics and add about 100 ml of water to steam and cook the Pumpkin. Cover the pot and let it simmer on low-medium heat. Depending on your sort of pumpkin, this can take 15-25 minutes. Stir occasionally and add in more water if necessary. To cut down the cooking time, cut the pumpkin quite small.

When everything is tender, use a spoon to mash it. Add salt, pepper, cumin, brown sugar and green seasoning. Stir in well and let it cook another 5 minutes on low heat. If you made this dish with Shrimp, you can add it into the pot at this stage as well to heat through.

Enjoy with your favourite Roti for breakfast or as a side dish!

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