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One sad, lonely leftover butternut squash. And it's spring. Help?

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I can't bring myself to chuck the durn thing, but I can't bring myself to make what I'd ordinarily make -- an autumnal, rich, roasty something or other -- with it either! What to do with one butternut squash that'll say "spring" and not "winter's reject pile"?

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    1. LG, how about a curry with the squash and some coconut milk? Lamb, perhaps, or chicken?

      1. Now, if it is very old and a bit woody, my suggestion will be trash, but for something totally different, how about a raw squash salad? Saw Bittman do his on a video the other night but this cook offers up some thing slightly different:

        http://flavorsofthesun.blogspot.com/2...

        1. I really like this Ina recipe. It calls for roasted butternut, but the greens really change it up.
          Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette
          http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...
          It calls for arugula, but I've also used spinach or a mix of the two. I carefully drizzle the dressing, probably use about half of what is called for. I also use different cheeses, depending on my mood. Ricotta salata is lovely with it.

          1. I had some roasted butternut in the freezer. Just finished making pear and squash soup with chicken stock, 1 pear, half an onion, grated ginger and some cayenne. Will add some cream before serving.

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            1. re: escondido123

              I've made a pear and butternut squash soup too! With a little cardamom. It was very interesting (in a good way)!