Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bored Of Butternut Squash


Now the Chinese leftovers i have been busy in the kitchen. I have transformed one Butternut Squash (that cost $3) into the following dishes...

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Cut the Butternut Squash into a handful of small chunks and roast in olive oil. Fry one onion with one tablespoon of cumin. Add the squash and a pint of water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Blend. Return to heat. Add a splash of cream and add salt and pepper to taste. I made croutons with crushed pistachios to go with the soup. Yummy.

Lemon CousCous with Butternut Squash and Peas
Mix the couscous with a handful of small chunks of roasted squash. Add a handful of peas. Add a big splash of lemon juice and enough water to hydrate the couscous.

Spaghetti with a Creamy Mushroom and Butternut Squash Sauce
Fry a finely chopped onion with some sliced mushrooms. Stir in some small chunks of roasted squash. Add some mustard and cup of cream and simmer. Add salt and pepper and pour over a generous portion of spaghetti.

And would you believe it i still have a quarter of the Squash left!!!!

When i asked Amy what she wanted for dinner tonight she said: "Anything but Butternut Squash"

I guess you can always have too much of a good thing ;)

No comments: