Lightly seasoned, roasted butternut squash is deliciously healthy and easy.
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Is this possibly a typo in the recipe? The recipe alternatively calls for 1/2 tsp. table salt, which would be equal to about 1 tsp of Kosher salt, not 1 tbsp. Plus, 1 tsp of Kosher salt seemed just about right for my taste. Otherwise, the recipe was great. It was quick, easy, and delicious.
Really enjoyed this easy vegetable, but oh so delicious. Added maple syrup after cooking, tossed and served. Very nice. I just saw the comment about the curry and the maple syrup. Will try that next time. Almost wanted to run to the store and buy another butternut squash for tonight. S
I was so intrigued by this recipe that I decided to try the traditional Aboriginal Three Sisters garden this year. I grew a heritage dwarf corn that has a "real" corn flavour, pole beans ( I didn't like the variety) next to the corn and squash at the perimeter. The butternut keeps well and is delicious, my usual pie pumpkins produced record yields and I tried a French pumpkin, which is still green and sitting in 3 10-pound lumps on my kitchen floor.
What I find interesting is that my extended family usually boil pumpkin and squash and don't peel them first but scrape the flesh after it's cooked. So I decided to do a test...
I boiled 1 small pumpkin, roasted 1 butternut squash and another pumpkin. Results: the squash cooks faster than the pumpkin with less pulpy strings, with more flavour and better colour. Peeling them first requires more work up front but I think a better product in the end. I wasn't too carefully about consistent size of the pieces, it matters with roasting but not so much with simmering on the stove top.
So now to the less-than-truthfull part of the story... My spouse eats carrots, green beans, peas, lettuce and cucumber. No other vegetables and won't even try anything else. He loves pumpkin pie, so I roasted up a butternut squash and carrots, with maple sugar and ginger. He asked me what it was and I turned towards the sink and said "carrots", which was partly true. This morning he asked me to make the carrots again...looks like I can add squash to then menu soon....next is sweet potatoes :).
I'm so pleased - Merna
Great commentary on the process you used to prepare the squash- I'm sure that is helpful for many students at Rouxbe to hear your journey and process of experimentation.
And kudos to your husband for "branching out" - even if he was blissfully unaware of the delicious "trick" you pulled on him! I'm a big fan also of delicata squash. No peeling necessary as the skin is very tender and soft. Cheers!