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Oyster Pumpkin Penne Gratin

Oyster Pumpkin Penne Gratin

Oyster is called the “milk in sea”. Oysters are an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, and selenium, as well as vitamin A and vitamin B12. Oysters are low in food energy; one dozen raw oysters contain 110 kilocalories (460 kJ) which make it healthy for those who want to lose weight. Oysters are considered most nutritious when eaten raw. Traditionally, oysters are considered to be an aphrodisiac, partially because they resemble female sex organs. A team of American and Italian researchers analyzed bivalves and found they were rich in amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones. Their high zinc content aids the production of testosterone.

The cram in making this dish becomes very tasty because of the combination of cheese, oyster and other seasoning. It is a very suitable meal for the whole family of all ages.

What you’ll need:

400 grams oyster, washed in salt water

200 grams onion, sliced

100 grams pumpkin, sliced

180 grams Penne, boiled

1 piece green bell pepper, sliced

20 grams Parmesan cheese

40 grams Cheddar cheese, shredded

½ tbsp flour

3 tbsp olive oil

180mL fresh cream

100 grams cornstarch


How to make:

  1. Put the cornstarch on oyster and wash in salt water and drain. This is the proper way of preparing oyster for cooking.
  2. Boil Penne (short pasta) until el dente (firm).
  3. Stir-fry onion with olive oil for 5 minutes. Add flour and stir well.
  4. Put all the ingredients in oven-safe dish and add the sauce.
  5. Put the two types of cheese on top and bake it at 180⁰ Celcius for 20 minutes.

This meal can give you four servings. If you have sauté mixes, you can add a bit (around 7 grams) to enhance the taste of your dish. You can wish to add more cheese if you want it to be cheesier or perhaps replace the cheese with those healthier ones to satisfy your health concerns. With this meal, you are able to provide your family with 300 calories, 20 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams of protein, 20 grams fat, 5 milligrams iron and 5 mlligrams vitamin C.

There is nothing more certain on food safety when you are the one preparing the dish for your family. If you haven’t tried eating oyster, this will be a perfect dish for you to enjoy. Try this to offer yourself, your family and friends a new variety of food you can enjoy even for your daily menus or in special occasion. You can give it a twist by adding something new which you think you can find suitable to taste. It is really fun to explore a wide variety of food which you can try and enjoy. With the variations, you are rest assured to supply your body with nutrients that you need or that your family may need to grow and maintain good health. However, just be aware of possible allergies since this dish is made up of oyster, a type of seafood in which not all people are free or safe enough to enjoy. Just make sure that whatever new things you are about to take into your body is guaranteed safe or do not take it in huge amounts. I know oysters are really great but if your body says “no”, it’s better to keep it at bay.


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