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Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha Recipes – Autumn Shun

Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha is one of the most seasonal, nutritious and economical foods you can buy from September to November in Japan. Great time of the year to make some Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha recipes. Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha (/kəˈboʊtʃə/; from Japanese カボチャ, 南瓜) is an Asian variety of winter squash of the species Cucurbita maxima. It has an exceptional naturally sweet flavor, even sweeter than butternut squash. It is similar in texture and flavor to a pumpkin, and a sweet potato combined. Some Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha can taste like Russet potatoes. Like other squash family members, it is commonly mixed in side dishes and soups or anywhere pumpkin, potato, or other squash would be. It is rich in beta-carotene, with iron, vitamin C, potassium, and smaller traces of calcium, folic acid, and minute amounts of B vitamins. Here are some great recipes I have collected from around the web. Kabuchas are very hard to peel and cut. Here is a handy video on how to peel and cut with not hurting yourself. Enjoy and Bon Appetite!

10 Great Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha Recipes

1. Kabocha no Nimono (simmered pumpkin) Recipe – Great video and recipe on this stable dish
http://www.japanesecooking101.com/kabocha-no-nimono-simmered-pumpkin-recipe/

2. Roasted Kabucha Squash Recipe – Simple recipe with a decision tastehttp://nomnompaleo.com/post/11136213353/roasted-kabocha-squash

3. Squash Soup Recipe – two very good recipes for soup
http://www.lafujimama.com/2009/06/roasted-kabocha-squash-soup/

http://karistaskitchen.com/2012/10/28/kabocha-squash-soup/

4. Soy-Braised Kabocha Squash Recipe – maximises the nutty taste
http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Soy-Braised-Kabocha-Squash

5. Thai Red Curry Kabucha Squash Recipe – for curry lovers yum! perfect for the cooler weather
http://www.chow.com/recipes/30268-thai-red-curry-kabocha-squash

6. Winter Squash Risotto – my personal favorite
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/winter_squash_risotto.html

Kabocha Pork Stir Fry III

7. Kabocha Pork Stir Fry – one dish cooking great for the busy mom and dad
http://www.justonecookbook.com/recipes/kabocha-pork-stir-fry/

8.Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – great snack
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-winter-squash-seeds/

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9. Kabocha Pumpkin Bread – all I can say is yum – going to make some today
http://www.the350degreeoven.com/2011/02/breads-quick-breads/the-dark-green-impostor-kabocha-pumpkin-bread/

10. Kabucha Squash Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Recipe – a moist and kid-friendly desert
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Kabocha-Squash-Cake-with-Brown-Sugar-Cream-239812

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4 comments

  1. Kabocha “purin”, Japanese for pudding, is very popular. you just steam the Kabocha(you can microwave instead, too), mash it, and mix that with eggs, milk and/or cream, pour into ramekins, and steam or bake. Recipes in Japanese: http://cookpad.com/search/かぼちゃのプリン

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