It is believed that pumpkins have originated in the Americas. When the Portuguese settlers arrived in Brazil in the beginning of the 16th century, records show that some pumpkin varieties were part of the indigenous crops. In Brazil pumpkins are added to both savoury and sweet dishes. In many savoury dishes pumpkin is combined with dried cured beef. There is also Quibebe, a very simple side dish made with sautéed onions, garlic, pumpkin and herbs, which commonly accompanies dishes with smoked or roasted pork. Another classic is the dish known as “Camarão na Moranga” which is essentially a roasted pumpkin bowl filled either prawn or dried cured beef sauce. In sweet dishes, pumpkin is usually paired with coconut, like the pumpkin flan recipe in which cooked pumpkin is mixed with eggs, milk, condensed milk and coconut milk and coconut. Green pumpkins are used to make preserves and sweets.
List of recipes of this website using pumpkin: