Braised Pumpkin and Potatoes (recipe)

Braised Pumpkin and Potato (recipe)

I’m always looking for interesting and creative side dishes. The kind that can be used both formally and informally. This recipe fit the bill. Warm creamy potatoes and sweet pumpkin slices combine to create an unexpected comfort food vibe, while the vibrant notes of fresh basil, make it exciting enough for guests’ palates.


Braised Pumpkin and Potatoes

Makes 6 to 8 servings

INGREDIENTS:
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 ½ lbs. pumpkin, sliced ¾-inch thick
½ lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, halved and sliced 1/3-inch thick
1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons coarsely chopped basil leaves
½ tablespoon finely chopped basil
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
sea salt
¼ cup boiling water

DIRECTIONS:
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan or deep skillet.
Add the pumpkin, potatoes, tomato, onion and red pepper and season with salt.
Cover and cook over moderate heat until the vegetables are barely tender, about 25 minutes.
Add the boiling water, cover and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 12 minutes longer.
Season with salt.
Stir in finely chopped basil.
Serve hot or at room temperature (Garnish each serving with coarsely chopped basil)

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  • http://www.theperfectpantry.com Lydia

    Great recipe, especially now that’s getting to be pumpkin season here in New England.

  • http://www.theperfectpantry.com Lydia

    Great recipe, especially now that’s getting to be pumpkin season here in New England.

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    The dish just sounds great reading about it. I like pumpkin. It goes well with so many things.

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    The dish just sounds great reading about it. I like pumpkin. It goes well with so many things.

  • http://www.melecotte.blogspot.com/ Chris

    This sounds wonderful. I have never thought of pumpkin and potatoes. A mouthwatering thought! :)

  • http://www.melecotte.blogspot.com/ Chris

    This sounds wonderful. I have never thought of pumpkin and potatoes. A mouthwatering thought! :)

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  • http://www.lovemyphilly.com Guooe

    This seems like a great fall dish..hm fall….you have some great recipes, a blog to check out is www.lovemyphilly.com they got tons of recipes you might enjoy.

  • chris

    What a great recipe!
    Try it with a little blue cheese crumbled on top!
    It really adds a nice punch.

  • chris

    What a great recipe!
    Try it with a little blue cheese crumbled on top!
    It really adds a nice punch.