When I was discharged from the hospital, I was on anti-biotics and painkillers for two weeks and you can imagine my appetite was zero. WB is such a dear! He thinks of food that will whet my appetite and he cooked pumpkin with perserved turnip or cai poh . And topped with deep fried anchovies. Gosh, I would never have thought of cooking pumpkin with cai poh...LOL...I gave him full marks for this dish. It really did whet up my appetite :) Love the crunchy and flavorful cai poh and not to forget the crispy and crunchy anchovies. Delish! He cooks better than me :) And I am going to enjoy all my meals from now....I kind like this phrase now...enjoy while it last! LOL! I asked him how he whipped this up and this is how how prepared it...easy and yet delish!
Stir Fry Pumpkin With Preserved Turnip
2 cups of pumpkin cubes
2 heaped tbsp of preserved turnips/cai poh
2 bird eyes chillies- chopped
2 pips of garlic - chopped
1 tbsp of canola oil/vegetable oil
1/2 cup of water
a pinch of salt for taste
2 tbsp of fried anchovies for garnishing
in a wok ,heat up oil, saute the garlic and preserved turnips till fragrant. Add in the pumpkin cubes and continue to stir fry for a few minutes, add in water and salt to taste, simmer over low heat till the pumpkin is tender. Add in chillies and stir fry till well mixed. dish up and sprinkle the fried anchovies as garnishing before serving.
note: this dish serves well with teochew porridge besides plain rice
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