Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins
I posted a request for a recipe similar to this and then “Googled” it for days. This is what I found that I think is pretty close to the pumpkin that was served on a buffet in a Japanese Restaurant in Los Vegas. I can't wait to try it.
- 1 (2 -3 lb) pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cut the pumpkin, from top to bottom, into 1 to 1 1/2 inch thick slices; discard seeds and strings.
- Spread slices on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
- Combine the remaining oil with the rest of the ingredients and brush a bit of this mixture onto the pumpkin.
- Bake for about 25 minutes, turn, brush again, and bake until done, an additional 20 to 30 minutes.
- Run the slices very briefly under the broiler to brown them if you like.
We tried this out this evening - out of 6 people, only 1 thought it was ok. (Since it was me, I decided on 3 stars; the rest of the family would have given it an average of 1.) Definitely needed a longer cooking time for us as the thinner slices weren't cooked all the way through. We're saving the slices and will try to use the rest of it in cake, sweet bread or pie so we can get some use out of them.