Thai Green Curry in a Roasted Pumkin Bowl
I came across these pumpkin bowls somewhere in a magazine, and I thought they would make a great vessel for some Thai green curry! This curry is packed with veggies and ground chicken, and the green curry flavor is goes wonderfully with the pumpkin as well! Scoop out your pumpkin as you go, and you might end up eating the whole thing! Paired with some garlic-infused rice and a lime wedge.
- Small "Pie" Pumpkins (4)
- Ground Chicken (3/4 lb (300 g))
- Green Curry Paste (1 packet (50 g))
- Coconut Milk (1 can )
- Zucchini (1/2)
- Red Bell Pepper (1)
- Bamboo Shoot (1 chunk (~300 g))
- Mushrooms (Your Choice) (~ 1 cup)
- Thai Fish Sauce (1-2 tbsp)
- Vegetable Oil (3 tbsp)
Gather up your ingredients! Remember, you can substitute any veggies you'd like for your green curry.
Cut the tops off of the pumpkins, and scoop out the flesh and seeds. Put the pumpkins on a baking pan with some water (so they won't dry out), and roast the pumpkins at 350F (175C) for about 30 minutes until tender. I coated the inside of my pumpkins with garlic-infused olive oil for some extra flavor.
While the pumpkins are roasting, chop up your mushrooms, bamboo shoots, zucchini, and red bell pepper into small pieces. They should be chopped well so the curry can fit inside the small pumpkins.
Cook the ground chicken until done.
In a pot, heat the vegetable oil over low heat, and then add the curry paste and cook for about 1 minute. Next, add the mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and zucchini and cook for a bit.
Now add the coconut milk and red bell pepper, and heat over medium heat until the veggies are cooked to your desired softness. (If the curry is too watery, you may want to add some corn starch to thicken it.)
Once the pumpkins are done, place them on a plate, and fill with the curry. Add some rice and a lime wedge on the side, and you'll have a delicious dinner!
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