Rachel over at Rachel's Rantings in Rio shared a recipe that she got from Tasha from Becoming Brazilian, and now I'm sharing it with you guys!
The recipe is for stuffed pumpkin. You buy a pumpkin, cut it in half (or buy a half that's already been cut), bake it, take out the seeds, fill it with the goodness of your choosing, and bake it again.
I always get a little confused with buying pumpkins so... I haven't yet. I get confused by the translations: pumpkin vs. squash? Abórbora x Aborbrinha? Are they both reflecting the same technical difference?
It seems like the pumpkin Rachel used in her picture was half of a big abórbora japonesa, which is a pumpkin hybrid unique to Brazil. I learned that while trying to find the name in English. The site, which explains the crop, calls it a Japanese squash, not a pumpkin. Sigh.
From what I can find, the most similar crop in the US is an acorn squash.
When I make this, I think I'm going to treat the stuffing the way I would treat stuffing for bell peppers: a bread crumb base (farinha de rosca), onion, tomato, and garlic (my fundamental ingredients for almost anything), some spinach or rúcula, maybe some quiejo minas, because it won't melt too much. I'd like to add in some eggplant to the mix, but I'm so bad at preparing eggplant.
In case you missed the link above, check out the recipe here.
Come on! Try it! Tell us what you put (or would put) in your stuffing!
Thanks for the recipe, ladies!