Steamed butternut squash, now what?
- The Dairy Queen Jan 16, 2013 04:30 AM
OK, so I sliced a butternut squash in quarters length-wise and steamed it in the crock pot. It's now super-tender, so I'm thinking it will have to be mashed.
So, now what I can do with it? I'm especially interested in savory dishes and side dishes, but I'm open to all ideas.
I like to flavor it with garlic and sage. One can make a great filling for ravioli, or use it in a layer of lasagna. Or make gnocchi with it.
Sauté some onions or leek and fresh ginger in olive oil/butter until tender, add some garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant. Place in a stock pot with the butternut squash, cover with chicken broth. Simmer until warm. Add some cumin, S/P, whatever you like. Puree and heat for another 15-20 minutes for the flavors to blend.