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Dry meat or salted meat with pumpkin dish recipe

Weird looking but good taste.
Weird looking but good taste.
Paulo Oliveira

On Halloween all we see around are pumpkins and they come in different sizes. Now we can have some of those pumpkins in our cooking pans to make a special dish to enjoy.

We can use carne de sol to cook together with the pumpkin that we used for the Halloween festivities.

It's a different kind of dish which tastes very good and fills you up. This kind of meat is hard to find, sometimes but you will find it in most of Portuguese, Brazilian or Spanish supermarkets. Hopefully you have one close to you.

Here's the recipe for you:

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds of peeled pumpkin
2 pounds of 'carne de sol' (salted meat)
1 tomato
1 green pepper
1 onion
2 tablespoons of oil
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
Fresh scallions
Fresh parsley
1 cup of water

DIRECTIONS:

- Cut the meat in small strips or small cubes
- Make sure you soak the meat in just water for about 12 hours before you use it. As you know it's a very salted meat and you'll need to get the salt out of it before using it.
- Chop your vegetables together and add all the seasonings in a good size cooking pan
- Cook it for about twenty minutes or more (until your pumpkin gets really soft)
- While it's cooking add more water if it gets too dry.

TIPS:

. Don't forget to soak the meat in water before you use it.
. You can serve it over rice or just by itself.

If you have a yard in your home you can save the pumpkin seeds to plant them next year and save some cash.

Now you have a different but delicious dish to enjoy and share with your family and friends.

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Comments

  • Profile picture of Nancy Zielinski
    Nancy Zielinski 4 years ago

    This sounds really wonderful. I've never used pumpkin in recipes like this, but will give it a try.

  • Profile picture of Richard Webster
    Richard Webster 4 years ago

    This is great! A wonderful way to put those pumpkins to good use after Halloween. Great recipe.

  • Marcos 4 years ago

    I already tried this recipe and it is really tasteful! Thank you Paulo for sharing again! Just keep posting! Best wishes!

  • Profile picture of Beverly Mucha
    Beverly Mucha 4 years ago

    A different look at how pumpkin can be served up. Thanks for sharing a new recipe and idea for making an interesting dish to prepare.
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  • Profile picture of Margie Slivinske
    Margie Slivinske 4 years ago

    I have seen this "carne de sol" at a Latin market close to my house before but didn't know what it is or how to use it. Now I have a recipe to try using this meat and it sounds wonderful! Thanks, Paulo :-)

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  • Profile picture of Rhonda Cratty
    Rhonda Cratty 4 years ago

    Wonderfu...I have not tried using a pumpking like this...however this is the year-and you have just given me a wonderful recipe-thanks!

  • Profile picture of Virginia Kahler-Anderson
    Virginia Kahler-Anderson 4 years ago

    What a very different recipe, Paulo, and one that very much calls my attention. Very nice! I didn't know what carne de sol was, so I followed your link. Thank you for providing an explanation! By the way, have a very happy Halloween. :)

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  • Felipe 4 years ago

    Dear uncle, you colud post a pumpkin cake recipe!

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    My beautiful nephew. I did it here... http://www.examiner.com/brazilian-food-in-boston/brazilian-small-pumpkin... Check it out. Love from uncle Paulo.

  • Profile picture of Amelia Albanese
    Amelia Albanese 4 years ago

    I love how festive and original this dish sounds. My husband would definitely be interested in this recipe since he loves pumpkin so much.
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  • bonifacio egido 4 years ago

    Here I am a very challenging recipe for I know before you introduce this to us you tried it perfectly. I am pretty sure you deserved your title a lot and I am planning to cook this on all souls day because my relatives and cousins will be here at home to light candles of my deceased father, and I will offer this to them. they come from a far distance and places so this is their worthwhile visit food we offer them. Fitting recipe to offer my beloved relatives and cousins. Right time, right recipe to count it on. I am very excited now. Thank you.

  • Rayfosu 4 years ago

    Just can't wait to try this dish with rice. I am sure will taste yummy and delicious. I enjoy trying out new dishes. Thanks for sharing this with me.

  • Profile picture of Dawn Gagnon
    Dawn Gagnon 4 years ago

    Paulo I wish I could find this meat you have in this recipe, it sounds really appetizing. Thank you for sharing your great recipes from your culture with us. ;o)

  • Lynne, S.Bend Public Transit Examiner 4 years ago

    Paulo, this is inspiring. I have some butternut squash that tastes in a way like pumpkin. You don't know it, but you actually inspire my cooking in my crock pot. I don't have a kitchen like I bet you do. But I am very creative with the crock pot. Carne de sol....I should look for it at the local Mexican market here. They have a good butcher market section.

  • Michael Thal LA Academic Success Examiner 4 years ago

    Paulo, this sounds like a tasty idea for something new to put on our plates. Thanks.