Pumpkin and ham satay

    40 min

    A simple, yet delicious ham dish. Ham is simmered in a spiced pumpkin and peanut sauce. It has the perfect combination of spiciness, nuttiness, saltiness and sweetness. Wonderful with freshly cooked rice.

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    Makes: 4 

    • 75g peeled, cubed pumpkin
    • 175ml orange juice
    • 25g butter
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 Thai chilli, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
    • 200g cooked, diced ham
    • 170g crunchy peanut butter

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place the cubed pumpkin and orange juice in a small saucepan and bring it to the boil over medium-low heat. Simmer the pumpkin for 10 to 15 minutes, until it is soft. Carefully transfer to a liquidiser, in batches if necessary and blend until smooth.
    2. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat and cook and stir the onion, garlic, chilli, turmeric, cumin, nutmeg and coriander for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the ham and cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until the ham has started to brown.
    3. Pour the pureed pumpkin mixture into the spicy ham mixture and stir the peanut butter into the sauce. Mix well to combine and bring back to a simmer. Serve hot.

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    Delicious! Perfect for a winter day.  -  30 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very spicy flavorful dish! Crunchy peanut butter is a must! I added some evaporated milk to the pureed pumpkin and then to the sauce at the end to thin it out a bit and made it a bit more creamy. Delicious on rice. I used jalapeno (seeds and all), since I didn't have the chile pepper. . . had a nice kick to it. Next time I think I'll add some red pepper to the sauteed vegies, as well, and maybe some fresh chopped cilantro on top. Would also be good made with chicken. Thank you for the recipe. . . great way to use some of our leftover pumpkin from Halloween.  -  02 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It could be a little thinner sauce. Otherwise, very good!  -  26 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)