Tuesday 14 October 2014

Braised Pumpkin With Black Fungus 黑木耳焖南瓜

Braised Pumpkin With Black Fungus 黑木耳焖南瓜

Recipe source :  Y3K Magazine, Issue 59, 3/4-2011 

There is a lovely hue to pumpkin, bright and vibrant. The colour is so cheerful, I tend to think that it makes a dish look great. 

This is a simple stir-fry yet the taste was greatly enhanced with the addition of Chinese coriander and butter towards the end of cooking. 

Great dish!

Ingredients A

10g dried scallops, soaked and shredded       ( Original recipe used dried shrimps )
1 cup water ( water from soaking the dried scallops )
20g black fungus, soaked and cut into pieces
1 tbsp butter

Ingredients B

300g pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks
2 pips garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2 stalks Chinese coriander, cut into sections of 3cm
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp cooking oil

Black fungus, pumpkin and dried and scallops


1.  Heat 2 tbsp oil in wok. Stir-fry chopped garlic and shallots until slightly browned.
2.  Add in pumpkin and fry until the pumpkin has caramelised around the edges.
3.  Add in black fungus and fry for another minute.
4.  Add in the shredded dried scallops and water. Add more water if it is too dry.
5.  Cover with lid and let it simmer until liquid is absorbed.
6.  Uncover and add in butter, salt and sugar. Add coriander. Mix well.
7.  Dish up and serve.

I am linking this post to Little Thumbs Up


The theme for October 2014 is Pumpkin

Hosted by Eileen's Diary

I am also linking this post to Cook-Your-Book #17
Hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well In Flanders and 
co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House


  1. Hi Doris,
    I love eating pumpkins, one of my favourite! I have never tried cooking it with black fungus, looks good! Thanks for linking with CYB!

    1. Black fungus has medicinal value. It is believed to unclog arteries.

  2. Hi Doris,
    You are so generous with your dried scallops, so I am sure your braised pumpkin will taste very good with so much dried scallops and black fungus. Thanks for sharing ! :)

    1. I believe in everybody eating well in the family.


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