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Shirini

Shirini

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Makes: 6 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

A tasty pumpkin dessert that will delight your dinner companions. Be cautious when making the syrup as it will be extremely hot.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 winter squash (1 1/4 pounds of butternut, acorn, or pumpkin)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Directions

1. Boil the sugar and water until it forms a thick syrup.
2. Wash the pumpkin, peel it, remove the seeds, cut into pieces and cook in the syrup until it is very thick and almost all absorbed.
3. Arrange the pumpkin on a plate and decorate with walnuts and cinnamon (optional).
 

Notes

Shirin means "sweet" in Kurdish. Shirini is a dessert commonly made with milk, dates, cashews, cardamom, and butter.

Food Safety Tips: Always wash squash, melons, or gourds even if the rind is not to be used. When cut, dirt and microorganisms on the outside could transfer inside to the flesh.

Learn more about:
- Winter Squash
- Pumpkins

Source:

North Dakota Food and Culture: A Taste of World Cuisine.

North Dakota State University Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (166g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 253
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Carbohydrates 50 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 44 g
Added Sugars included 40 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 35 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 316 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 253
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g
Linoleic Acid 4 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.9 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 50 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 44 g
Added Sugars included 40 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 35 mg
Potassium 316 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Copper 219 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 27 mg
Phosphorus 53 mg
Selenium 1 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 53 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 10 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 1 mcg
Folate 28 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 12 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Protein Foods 1/2 ounces

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