Baked Paw Paw With Meat Filling

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 2 shells
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 12 - 3
    kg raw green pawpaw, cut in half length ways & de seeded
  • 2 12
    tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2
    ounces onions, finely chopped
  • 12
    teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 4
    medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper sauce
  • sweet chili sauce, to taste
  • salt & pepper
  • 125
    g grated parmesan cheese
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pre heat oven to 180oC (350oF).
  • Heat oil in large frypan, and sauté onions and garlic.
  • Stir in beef; cook to well done.
  • Add tomatoes and other seasonings.
  • Cook briskly stirring occasionally until liquid has reduced.
  • Taste for seasoning--adjust if needed.
  • Spoon meat mixture into pawpaw shells.
  • Place shells side by side in shallow pan.
  • Place pan in centre of oven.
  • Pour in enough boiling water to come up to approx 1" of sides of pawpaw.
  • Sprinkle some grated cheese on top.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes until pawpaw shows no resistance when pierced with a skewer and top is delicately browned.
  • To serve, transfer the pawpaw shells to a large heated dish and top further with remaining cheese.
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