This is a simple dish to make, perfect on those autumn days when bright, plump pumpkins make their way to market. The average Jack-o’-lantern is about 4 pounds, so if you get one that size, you’ll use only a quarter of it for this recipe. Serve the stew with a green salad—spinach with Sesame Seed Dressing would be a good Oriental choice—tart, crisp pickles and lots of hot white rice. You may be tempted to reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe; please don’t. The sugar is added in two stages, for flavor and gloss, and the resulting stew isn’t nearly as sweet as you might imagine.
Cut the pork into
Peel the pumpkin, remove any seeds, and cut it into pieces approximately the same size as the pork. Add the pumpkin pieces to the pot with
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