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Japanese Pumpkin with Sesami

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Ingredients (Serves 4 to 6)
*700g Japanese pumpkin
*1-1 1/2 cups water
*4-5 tbsp sugar
*2 tbsp mirin sweet cooking sake
*1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
*ground white sesame seeds

1 Cut the pumpkin into four pieces.

2 Scoop out the seeds.

3 Further cut each quarter by first slicing through the hard outer shell.

4 Cut the pieces into cubes 2 to 3cm in size.

5 Pour the water, soy sauce, sugar and mirin into a pan and mix well.

6 Add the pumpkin, bring the liquid to a boil and simmer.

7 Cook until almost all the broth has evaporated and the pumpkin becomes soft.

8 Sprinkle with ground sesame and mix lightly.

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