Monday, December 18, 2006

Its B for Butternut Squash....

This is the new chosen one - butternut squash.

I had wanted to choose brussel sprouts but Freddie voted it down. Sprouts are a pariah vegetable in our family.

So please send us your butternut squash recipes pronto!


  1. GuernseyFrench4:06 PM

    My favourite recipe for butternut squash is Stuffed Squash.

    Halve the squash, empty the seeds hole and stuff it with sliced mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheese (feta or mozzarella). Put the halves in bacofoil and cooked in a 180 oven for 40 to 45mn.

    This recipe has converted my husband to eat butternut squash!

  2. Butternut squash - my favourite recipe:
    (adapted from Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine)

    Peel butternut squash (I use one of those Y shaped potato peelers) and cut into smallish cubes. Fry in some butter +/or olive oil with a cover on the frying pan for about 10 mins. Add some cut up sage leaves and pine nuts and fry for another few mins. Serve mixed with cubes of feta on your favourite pasta, with extra fresh sage on top.

    Have also made stuffed butternut squash and often roast it with cumin and coriander on the wedges.

    Let us know how you get on!

  3. This is another pasta based one I like and another Waitrose adaptation! The original was too dry for my taste, so I made a sauce!

    I like this risotto too, although maybe another risotto would be a bit much?

  4. I like your rissoto recipe. I make it with roasted butternut squash that I add near the end of a plain rissoto so it doesnt overcook. Yummy.

  5. Either you are all very hungry, or you have been eating vegetables in secret! We want to know what happened - the suspense is killing me!

  6. Anonymous7:38 AM

    Ok - we ate Butternut soup and it was delicious - will be blogging later with the recipe - but we used normal chicken stock, celery and butternut squash and whizzed it up...fantastic.

    We do eat OTHER things as well as vegetables!

  7. Anonymous3:05 AM

    Fascinated by this blog - my first I'm ashamed to admit. I've strayed from blogs as I assumed the time in my life is best spent focusing on things we as a family were doing and attempting. The GVC is impressive and a beautiful quest that, I hope, has a long long life. At age 2.5, my son might not yet be reached, but by the time he is 7 or 8, you'll have published your book (this is your challenge - go for it)!! Best of luck, Jess

  8. vikki from oz1:09 AM

    I saw your blog details on the parents in Oz board. Couldnt resist adding my two bob. My favourite Butternut recipe is as follows. Its a Scallop Potato and Butternut dish. Thinly slice your potato into rounds. do the same with the butternut. Lay them in a baking dish in a concertina effect. Pour over the top grated onion..chicken stock flavouring..salt pepper..chopped up bacon pieces..and then pour over the top 600ml of fresh cream. Top with grated cheese and parmesan and bake in the oven for 50mins at 200C. Enjoy!!

  9. Vicki - thank you for the recipe. We will try. I have a glut of potatoes and bacon to use up so will make this tonight and let you know. Please keep sending us your ideas for the GBVC.

  10. My favourite recipe is to cut the squash into large chunks, parboil approx 10 minutes, then add red onion and the squash to a roasting tin, top with a sprig of rosemary and bake in a hot oven. Not sure whether onion is always child friendly though!!

  11. Margaret - this was delicious.
    Thank you
    The red onion didn't distract my son from enjoying the butternut squash.
    Please do send me any othe rrecipes


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