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Sweet and sour pumpkin: the recipe for a simple and tasty autumn side dish

Sweet and sour pumpkin: the recipe for a simple and tasty autumn side dish


There Pumpkin Sweet & Sour it’s a side simple and tasty to combine with meat or fish second courses. It is a typical dish of Sicilian traditionwhich is also called ficatu ri seven cannolathe way in which in Sicily thesouthern man, considered very ingenious: in the last century, in fact, eating meat was not for everyone, so the Sicilians tried to replace it with pumpkin, given its fibrous consistency, which makes it resemble that of meat. The pumpkin was thus prepared just like a classic slice of meat, including the aromas.

To achieve it therefore, the pumpkin will be cut into slicesthe pumpkin comes cooked in a pan with a generous drizzle of oil; at this point, she is flavored with the aromas and then sprayed with a sweet and sour seasoning based on vinegar and sugar. It will be ready in a short time, tasty and aromatic.

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Extra virgin olive oil

How to prepare sweet and sour pumpkin

Cut the pumpkin into not too thin slices and remove the peel.

Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil into the pan and add the pumpkin slices.

Add salt and pepper and brown the pumpkin on both sides.

Add the chopped mint and garlic mix to the pan, cover with the lid and cook for a few minutes over a low heat.

In the meantime, prepare the sweet and sour dressing: put the sugar and vinegar in a small bowl and mix.

Add the sweet and sour to the pan with the pumpkin and cook a few more minutes to let it flavour.

The sweet and sour pumpkin is ready to be served.


You can store sweet and sour pumpkin in the refrigerator for 2 daysin an airtight container.

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