The only thriving healthy greens left are my pumpkin patch!
So lets have pumpkin shoots for lunch!
today's harvests besides the pumpkin shoots, are long beans, tomatoes, eggplants and okra
my small pumpkin patch...started with 6 seedlings excluding those in pots and those grown near the pergola
close-up of pumpkin shoots
Masak lemak pucuk labu or pumpkin shoots cooked in coconut milk is considered a kampung dish or sayur kampung. Nowadays, if you are looking for their shoots, you may try the local morning market (pasar tani) or the wet market..if you are lucky! That shows how rare those shoots are! Since my pumpkin patch has not given any fruits yet, I bought a small one to accompany the tender shoots which are then cut into big cubes. Traditionally, a small piece of tumeric leaf is added to the dish, but I prefer a handful of fragrance Thai basil. The coconut milk and the pumpkin gives the dish its sweet and creamy taste.
cut and washed pumpkin shoots ready for the pot
easy-to-cook pumpkin shoots in coconut milk...and of course the pumpkin too!
I can't wait for my pumpkin plants to bear many yellow fruits so that I can make lepat labu, pengat labu and bengka labu!.....all sweet delicacies made of pumpkins!