JF347 Kamo Kamo ( New Zealand Squash )
Kamo kamo ( also called Kumi kumi ) is a squash found primarily in New Zealand, where it was one of the traditional foods of the Maori people. It is ribbed, with thick skin, like a pumpkin, and speckled green.
This delicious squash has become rare even in New Zealand. It is well worth popularizing, for its delicious nutty flavor, and for its versatility as both summer and winter squash.
As a mature fruit, Kamo Kamo has a hard skin that will preserve the flesh for over a year if properly stored.
We found these suggestions for using Kamo Kamo on the web:
As a squash, kamo kamo can be used in similar ways to pumpkin. Try boiling it with potatoes and mashing with butter and salt and pepper. It can also be braised, by sauteing with onion, garlic and herbs and adding red or white wine (or a stock of your choice).
It also works well as a sweet and sour vegetable - pan fry slices of kamo kamo until caramelised, remove the vegetable and deglaze the pan with wine vinegar. Add honey, and seasoning to taste until you have a smooth sauce, and add the kamo kamo back in.
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firm, fine grained flesh. The quality remains good, even up to
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quality. They turn almost black at maturity and are usable at
almost every stage. The flesh is delicious, creamy white,
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