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Friday, November 13, 2009

Roasted Butternut Squash


Until the other day I had never cooked with butternut squash. I've seen recipes for all types of things to do with it, but I went off the reservation and created my own! This recipe is really simple and it turned out really good...

1 Butternut Squash
2 Tbsp Oil
3 Tbsp Butter
2 tsp cinnamon
.25 tsp nutmeg
.25 tsp cayenne pepper
.25 Cup brown sugar

The amount of the spices and sugar you use will really depend on the size of the squash you have, and how sweet or spicy you want it. Start by breaking down the squash - cut off about an inch from the top and the bottom of the squash. Cut the squash in half long ways, and using a spoon scoop out the membrane and seeds. Use a peeler to remove the rind from the outside of the squash. Cut the squash into consistent sized pieces - make them about an inch by inch or so. If you cut them too small they will turn to mush when they roast in the oven. Place cubed squash in a baking dish. Drizzle with oil, the brown sugar, and all the spices - mix well so that everyone get's happy. Dot the top with butter then bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.

Happy Cooking & Eating!

~Nikko

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5 comments:

  1. Great video and step-by-step instructions!

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  2. YUM! This looks delicious and so perfect for fall!

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  3. Love butternut squash. Thanks for the video...it was very informative.!

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  4. Congrats on the foodie blogroll!

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  5. You make it look like fun! What kind of peeler is that?

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