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makemeslim Sat 27-Apr-13 20:08:43

Butternut squash is new to me, So what can i do with it ( please be polite wink)

Debbie37 Sat 27-Apr-13 20:18:12

Hi , get your squash peel it and take out seeds . Get one big onion chop it up . Stick in pot . Get two veg stock and ad the hot water . Boil until all is soft so about 15 mins . Blend when cooked enjoy soup . Also if u can get tarragon herb ad it to the stock whilst cooking

AlfieBear87 Sat 27-Apr-13 20:21:14

Search bbc good food website for 'butternut squash and sage risotto' and 'butternut squash casserole' - both firm favourites in our house.

Wishiwasanheiress Sat 27-Apr-13 20:25:56

Roasted with olive oil salt and pepper, is nearly as good as chips

Downfall Sat 27-Apr-13 20:27:10

[Smile] at please be polite!

So, my two fav recipes both require it to be roasted.

Chop it in half length lengthways, scoop out the seeds, sloosh olive oil on and roast for 20 mins or so

1. Crumble feta cheese over and continue cooking for 10 mins until melted. Scoop into fleshy lumps and eat with salad. You can add streaky bacon with the feta if you like, or breadcrumbs to make a crunchy topping.

2. Roast as above with liberal sprinkling of curry powder. Add to a base sauce ( I use my friends made up recipe of an onion and carrot softened in good glug of oil, tin chopped toms, handful raisins, cup of milk).

poshfrock Sat 27-Apr-13 20:29:37

Try the recipe for Butternut Squash, Red Onion and Almond Tagliatelle on the Tesco Real Food Website. In fact just type in butternut squash in the site and it will bring up 66 recipes for you. We alo really like it peeled, chunked and roasted with plenty of olive oil, salt and pepper. Serve as a side dish with chilli or whatever you fancy. My kids love it like this. Butternut squash and blue cheese risotto on the BBC website is delicious but over a 1000 calories a serving.......

OddFrog Sat 27-Apr-13 20:29:57

Slice it into circles/rings, discard seeds, put on a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil. Bake in oven at 180 for 20mins. Instant baby food, or to accompany any dish where you might use carrots. Yum.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 27-Apr-13 20:33:53

It's such a bastard to cut, but Waitrose sell packs of it in chunks, or in cubes mixed with sweet potato.

It's nice roasted and then mixed with fried onions, chickpeas, spinach and spices to stuff into wraps. Roll them up and put in a dish, top with grated cheese and bake until golden and crunchy. Lovely with salsa and/or soured cream and a salad.

Good in curries and chillis and tacos (I roast it in chunks and then mix it in near the end of cooking).

Jamie O's Hamilton Squash recipe is nice.

It's also v good in lasagne.

Dilidali Sat 27-Apr-13 20:37:56

I use a Jamie Oliver recipe.
I cut it into slices lengthwise, seeds out, but leave the skin. Pop them on a baking tray.
In a little bowl mix oil, fennel seeds, chilli flakes, oregano, cumin and loads of finely chopped garlic. Pour the contents over the butternut squash and roast in the oven.
It is absolutely gorgeous and if we haven't got it with the sunday roast, the clan complaints.
The leftovers, if they weren't hidden properly, would be eaten straight from the fridge by a lucky one. If mummy was smart, she would mix the leftovers with a salad and get them eat stuff they hate but accept because of the roasted butternut.

AnimatedDad Sat 27-Apr-13 21:55:02

I cut it into wedges like chips and roast (with skin on) with olive oil salt and chilli flakes.

However, it's also good in risotto, Thai curry, or lasagne mixed with ricottA

AnimatedDad Sat 27-Apr-13 21:56:10

I cut it into wedges like chips and roast (with skin on) with olive oil salt and chilli flakes.

However, it's also good in risotto, Thai curry, or lasagne mixed with ricottA

L8tlyK8tly Sat 27-Apr-13 22:02:52

Halve it, (don't bother trying to skin it) scoop the seeds out. Put in a roasting tin and cover with tin foil. Roast for an hour or so. When it is soft, scoop it out onto a pan. Now it is a good, healthy, invisible-to-fussy-children veg based sauce for: bolognese (with tomatoes, minced meat, etc), curry (with a tin of coconut milk and a couple of spoons of Barts yellow thai curry sauce ot any pataks indian curry sauces, heat up and add diced meat or veg and serve with boiled basmati rice & peas.
Look up BBC good food website for recipes.

JamNan Sun 28-Apr-13 09:05:12

This one from H F-W, although I am going to try it in my slow cooker.

Butternut squash curry

This easy curry tastes even better the next day. It's really good cold, too, as part of a packed lunch. Serves four.

4 tbsp sunflower oil
3 onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 small green chilli, halved, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp garam masala
1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2cm chunks
100g red lentils, rinsed
About 700ml vegetable stock
400g tinned plum tomatoes
1 big handful fresh coriander, tough stalks removed, leaves chopped

Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions and sauté with a pinch of salt until softened and turning golden, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and green chilli, and cook, stirring, for about five minutes. Add the ground coriander, cumin and garam masala, stir for a minute, then toss in the cubes of squash and lentils, and stir until well coated. Pour in the stock and tomatoes, crushing the tomatoes against the sides of the pan with a fork to break them up a bit.

Simmer, part-covered, until the squash and lentils are very tender, about 30 minutes, stirring from time to time. Stir in about two-thirds of the coriander, taste and check the seasoning – add salt and pepper if desired. Serve with basmati rice or the pilaf recipe below, some thick yoghurt and the rest of the coriander scattered over the top.

butterfliesinmytummy Sun 28-Apr-13 09:14:41

Thai butternut squash soup.... Dry fry a tablespoon of red Thai curry paste in a pan. Add in one butternut squash in cubes and a pint of chicken or veg stock. Simmer til the squash is very soft, blend, add in a couple of large glugs of coconut milk ... Serve hot.

rumbelina Sun 28-Apr-13 09:20:30

Butternut squash and green bean Thai curry. Really good.

dawntigga Sun 28-Apr-13 09:23:25

Make meatballs out of a packet of good sausages, fry with the butternut squash and a pinch of dried chili or a chilli (optional on the chilli). Serve with spaghetti or linguini and drizzle the oil from the pan over.


enormouse Sun 28-Apr-13 09:26:40

I do a spicy soup with carrot and DP does a simple baked dished where he splits it into slices and roasts with olive oil. Ds loves it.

Also you could cut it into chunks and put it into a ratatouille to roast with other veg.

Rattitude Sun 28-Apr-13 09:40:21

There is a very tasty butternut squash risotto recipe on The Pioneer Woman website.

I have made it a few times and it is lovely.

Xiaoxiong Sun 28-Apr-13 10:01:49

We make veggie pasties with butternut squash, goat's cheese and pine nuts.

Also google the recipe for warm butternut squash and chickpea salad with a tahini garlic lemon dressing - on the smitten kitchen food blog.

Xiaoxiong Sun 28-Apr-13 10:03:07

Jamie's Great Britain cookbook has an excellent roast squash and spiced apple soup too. I think it's on the JO website as well.

pregnantpause Sun 28-Apr-13 19:08:52

It makes a lovely laksa, with Thai spices and noodles.
Nigel Slater has a squash laksa in kitchen diaries, but I'm sure there will lots on google.
Hfw veg has a roasted squash with garlic, thyme and chilli, to eat with flatheads which is also delicious.
I also love it halved, rubbed in olive oil and roasted, with the hollow stuffed with chorizo, peppers, chilli, garlic and herbs. Or I'll stuff the hollow wit some chickpeas coated in smoked paprika. Or with bulgar wheat, herbs and pomegranate seeds after cooking.
I love squash.

Nehru Sun 28-Apr-13 19:11:14

dont peel it BEFORE you roast it you loons

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 28-Apr-13 19:11:53

Flatheads? smile

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 28-Apr-13 19:12:29

But if you peel it after roasting a) it is hot and b) you get nasty little peely bits still stuck on.

Nehru Sun 28-Apr-13 19:16:29

knife and fork

scrape out innards

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