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Update to my butternut squash question! Wowza!

I found a Sunny Andrson recipe and it's the bomb! I now have a new fav veggie.

2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons red chili flakes
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (2 pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cube
1/2 cup almond slivers ( I used pecans)
1/2 orange, zested and juiced (about 1/3 cup juice and 1 tablespoon zest)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together garlic, olive oil, sugar, cumin, chili flakes and cinnamon. Add squash cubes and toss well to evenly coat. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place on two sheet pans and bake until nicely caramelized and soft when poked with a fork, stirring squash halfway through baking, about 25 to 30 minutes. While baking, place almonds in a dry skillet over medium-high heat and toast, stirring often, until lightly golden, about 4 minutes. Transfer squash and almonds to a serving bowl, toss with orange juice.


Asked by PandaGwen at 5:46 PM on Mar. 29, 2013 in Food & Drink

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Answers (10)
  • Well I am going to try it, do you promise it doesn't taste like those sweet potato casserole crap my mother makes at Thanksgiving?

    Answer by jerseydiva at 7:05 PM on Mar. 29, 2013

  • We need a recipie box on here. So I can steal all these good recipes you ladies share. It's so much easier than writing them down.

    Answer by skinnyslokita at 6:39 PM on Mar. 29, 2013

  • Interesting combinationof flavors.

    Answer by Ballad at 5:52 PM on Mar. 29, 2013

  • Sounds wonderful, I'll have to try it!

    Answer by ohwrite at 6:01 PM on Mar. 29, 2013

  • It looks like a recipe I make (that I forgot about) called cassolita. It's awesome.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 6:35 PM on Mar. 29, 2013

  • I want to try it, too. I just meant I never would have thought of that flavor combination on my own.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:50 PM on Mar. 29, 2013

  • However,I suggest cutting the red pepper flakes in half. It's a bit spicy, especially for kids.

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 5:47 PM on Mar. 29, 2013

  • It alll goes together perfectly. I think I may add this onto my holiday menu. I did let it marinate about 25 minutes too.

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 5:54 PM on Mar. 29, 2013

  • You really should try it! My whole house smells so good! The orange zest and juice really set it off the charts.

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 6:13 PM on Mar. 29, 2013

  • Aww, hell no. It doesn't resemble it at all! Just watch the pepper flakes.

    Ps. It's a royal pain in the butt peeling, seeding and chopping that hard thing. it's worth it though.

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 7:09 PM on Mar. 29, 2013