Have you tried to cook roast with pumpkin instead of potatoes? Surprise your family in the pumpkin season with a new dish: it turns out very bright and unusual, that tastes, looks! Pumpkin, cooked in the company of meat, acquires a new, special, non-pumpkin flavor. But it’s better to try once than read a hundred times! Just do not succumb to the temptation to put the same in hot potatoes - try the original version with a pumpkin.
And to make the roast with pumpkin tasty, you need to choose the right pumpkin. Best of all - nutmeg or Arabat, in the shape of a bottle - it is the most delicious and bright!
Ingredients for Roast with Pumpkin
- pork - 0.5 kg;
- a whole small pumpkin or half average;
- carrot - 1 average;
- onions - 1 small;
- salt - 1 incomplete table. l or to taste;
- ground black pepper - ¼ tsp;
- sunflower oil;
- parsley, dill;
- 2-3 glasses of water.
A method of cooking roast with pumpkin
Heat the sunflower oil in a pan, chop the onion smaller and begin to fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
When the onion becomes translucent, add coarsely grated carrots to it. Fry, stirring, together 3-4 minutes.
Next, add meat to the pan, cut into slices of about 2x2 cm.
Salt (for now, take half the salt - half a tablespoon), pepper, mix and continue to fry the onions and carrots along with the meat - until its color changes.
Then pour water in the pan - so much that it completely covers the meat (about 2-3 glasses), cover with a lid and leave to simmer with a slight boil for 30-35 minutes.
In the meantime, peel the pumpkin. We’ll take the middle with a spoon - do not throw it away, you can get pumpkin seeds, dry and eat them — they are tasty and healthy.
Peel the peel, and cut the flesh into large cubes. Pumpkin is cooked faster than potato, and therefore you need to cut it in pieces larger than potatoes for roast.
After the meat is stewed for half an hour or a little more, transfer the contents of the pan to the pan, add the pumpkin, add and mix. You can continue to cook both on the stove and in the oven - in this case we transfer the meat and pumpkin into a baking dish and cover with foil.
We simmer the roast in a pan under the lid for 25 minutes on a small flame, so that it does not boil so much and the pumpkin does not boil. No need to stir - then the pumpkin cubes will remain intact, beautiful and neat. If you cook in the oven - bake at 180ºС for about 45 minutes.
2-3 minutes before cooking, add chopped parsley, dill to the roast with pumpkin. Greens on a background of bright orange pumpkins look very colorful!
Let the roast boil with greens for a couple of minutes, and you can turn it off.
Fragrant, delicious pumpkin roast is ready!