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Recipe: Sweet & Savory Roasted Squash

October 26, 2012

Roasted-Kabocha-Squash

Watch out sweet potatoes, you have some serious competition in terms of sweet and starchy favourites. I’m finding myself being keenly aware of the seasonality of local produce, and I’m ever so glad that ‘tis the season for squash. I could easily eat this roasted squash as a dessert, even though it’s actually on the savory side due to the herbs. It goes well  as a side with just about anything. But I would emphasize the “side” aspect since it is quite carb-y. This recipe was made using the bon bon kabocha variety of the buttercup squash, which as the name implies, tends to be sweeter than the average squash. But feel free to use whichever squash variety you happen to lug home.

Kabocha-Squash

Ingredients:

  • Squash (kabocha works great, but any squash will do – this recipe is for approx. 3lbs of squash)
  • 1 green onion (about 3-4 stalks), minced
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp.minced ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. minced cilantro
  • 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. One of the easiest ways to peel a squash is to first cut it up into thick slices, then cut the skin off those slices. Afterwards, cut the squash into uniformly sized cubes.

3. Combine all the ingredients to make a sauce and toss the squash cubes in the sauce.

4. Spread the squash cubes out on a parchment covered roasting pan.

5. Roast the squash for approximately 45 minutes or until soft.

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Shared with Healthy Home Economist, and Real Food Wednesdays, Fight Back Fridays and Fat Tuesday.

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Alexis October 26, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I just want to let you know that I have tried three of your recipes so far…the meatza, the argentine flank and the cabbage rolls……myyyy goodness!!!!! You have got some skills! Keep up the good work!

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[email protected] October 27, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Aw, thanks so much for your comment! :) I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying the recipes!

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Chowstalker October 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Look the mix of herbs and spices in this one, and that’s one delicious looking meal at the bottom of the post!

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[email protected] October 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Thanks! :) Cornish game hen – my turkey alternative for Canadian Thanksgiving.. I was on the elimination diet and didn’t want to AI-ify my fave turkey recipe..

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Anne-Marie Cain October 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM

This looks so yummy! I’d love for you to share your recipe on my new blog hop, {Wheat-Free Wednesday}! Hope to see you there! :)

http://www.annemariecain.com/wheat-free-wednesday-blog-hop-party/

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