Cook : Stir Fried Pumpkin with Pork

I love pumpkin and have been looking for ways to incorporate it into more meals. I first tried this dish at a Sichuan Chinese restaurant and thought it was quite a tasty and unexpected way of having pumpkin. So I recreated it at home and came up with this recipe. It's pretty easy and great served with rice and a plate of greens. Chicken or beef can also easily be substituted for the pork.

3/4 to 1 lb. pumpkin
1/2 lb. boneless lean pork
2 cloves garlic finely minced
2 tbsp. light soy sauce
2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
1 tbsp. soy paste (this adds a touch of sweetness)
1 tbsp. Chinese Michiu rice wine or Shaoxing cooking wine
2 tbs. oil

1. Cut pork into thin 1" strips.
2. Mix the soy sauces, soy paste and wine.
3. Add 2 tbsp. of the mixture along with a sprinkle of white pepper and corn starch to pork and coat thoroughly.
4. Let sit for about an hour to marinate.
5. Peel pumpkin, remove seed and cut into 1" narrow strips.
6. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a wok or frying pan.
7. Add pork and stir fry until evenly browned and remove.
8. Heat pan with another 1bsp. of oil and add minced garlic.
9. As garlic cooks, put in the pumpkin and stir.
10. Pour in remaining sauce and stir well while cooking.
11. Keep cooking until pumpkin becomes tender.
12. Return pork to pan.
13. Toss together and serve.


  1. This sounds delish!!! And perfect for this time of the year. It's so cold outside that all I want to do is stay indoors and cuddle and cook :) xoxo

  2. Never had this but would love to try. Like to follow each other?

  3. i've never done anything with a real pumpkin, but this sounds amazing!

  4. That looks so delicious. I want to try it.

  5. Look's so yummy , i will try the recipe .
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  6. I looove pumpkin!! And pumpkin with pork is such a yummy dish :) This looks delicious, thanks for the recipe!!

  7. Oh its sounds delicious! My best wishes for the new year :) And thanks for your comment. How fun your friends dog is named Willie. That would be cute, having two one named Ollie and one named Willie haha. Frenchies are incredibly sweet, yes :)

  8. I wish I could hire you as my personal cook! I've been craving that dish - now I have to go back to Old Sichuan!

    1. I need to have you guys over for dinner when I'm fully recovered and can really cook again.

  9. i'm not a huge fan of pumpkin, but this dish looks delicious!

  10. Ooh I just made pumpkin and tofu curry yesterday and was looking for more pumpkin recipes! Thank you dear!

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  11. I don't eat pork, but the idea of stir fried pumpkin (and maybe some other squash) alone sounds amazing!

  12. That looks super yummy! Good for you in finding another way to incorporate pumpkin into meals. :D

  13. This looks delicious...especially since I had a glass of wine for dinner...

  14. Oh my, what a tasty twist! Thanks for visiting my blog today - come back and see me soon!

  15. This looks delicious and it's such a great idea! Definitely trying this for myself soon :)

  16. okay my mouth seriously just watered! this looks so so good... {and it's just past midnight ah!} haha!
    xx, k

  17. This looks so good. I love pumpkin in my food, it has a lot of antioxidants. Thanks for stopping by my blog:)


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