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A very easy recipe inspired  by the tv series River Cottage Treatment (we’re big Hugh FW fans!). It was originally made with butternut pumpkin (squash), feta cheese and basil, but butternuts were stupidly expensive at the markets last week, so I used a small jap pumpkin instead.

Give the pumpkin a good scrub to clean it, then cut it into quarters and scoop out the seeds.  If you’re using butternut, just cut it in half.  Put a small pat of butter and a peeled clove of garlic into each quarter, lay them out on a baking tray and bake for about an hour at 190C until tender.  You’re supposed to brush them with oil before baking, but I forgot to.

Scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin, leaving a 1cm border to hold the skin together, then mash it with a generous amount of feta cheese and pine nuts.  Season well, then spoon the mixture back into the shells and bake them for another 15 minutes.  Absolutely delicious and each quarter pumpkin is substantial enough for a meal in itself!


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