Monday, 24 October 2016

Recipe: Coconut braised pumpkin

Wing Yip has teamed up with Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell in order to create this terrifyingly tempting and seasonally apt coconut braised pumpkin recipe.

Halloween is now a firmly established celebration in the UK. From trick-or-treating to fancy dress parties, every year festivities are bigger and better. Halloween is also a recognised date on the culinary calendar. Keen cooks use it as an opportunity to host dinner parties and prepare themed meals for friends and family.

When thinking about Halloween cuisine, the one ingredient that inevitably springs to mind is pumpkin, but it can often be difficult to create something both different and delicious.

Full of exotic flavour, this Thai inspired dish is not only a vegan option but also serves as a treat for your taste-buds. Pair the creamy mixture of spookily-zingy flavours with Chinese vegetables or steamed rice for a frightfully easy family dinner.

With four Oriental superstores located in Birmingham, Manchester, Croydon and Cricklewood, as well as an online store, Wing Yip brings authentic Oriental cuisine to UK kitchens. From fresh Oriental produce to delicious sauces and interesting spices, each store offers a wealth of inspiring ingredients to use at home.

Serve with stir fried Chinese vegetables or steamed rice.

Serves 2

2 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 onion – finely chopped
1 medium pumpkin peeled and deseeded – cut into 8
2 tins/800ml of Mai Siam coconut milk
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 lemon grass
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 lime – zested and juiced
1 red chilli – sliced thinly
½ bunch coriander – chopped

1. Pre heat oven to 180°C

2. In a casserole dish with a little oil fry off the garlic and onion then add the pumpkin.

3. Cover the pumpkin with coconut milk and add chilli flakes and coriander seeds. Add the lemon grass, ginger and ½ of the lime juice. Cover and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until tender (longer if needed)

4. Once cooked, to serve, sprinkle sliced chilli, lime zest and coriander over the braised pumpkin.

For more authentic recipes from Wing Yip visit where you can browse a catalogue of easy-to-follow recipes, complete with ingredient listings.

Wing Yip has four superstores located in Birmingham, Cricklewood, Croydon and Manchester selling more than 4,500 genuine, authentic products from the Far East. They also have an online store, and ship nationwide – visit

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