Butternut Squash - what do you do with yours

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  1. sanicholl

    sanicholl Silver Member

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    I love butternut squash but I am a bit tired of either roasting it, making soup or mashing it with potato so I was wondering what other people did with theirs!:flirt2:
     
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    Chips are my fave but failing that I use it in stews, vurries, and stuffed with bolognese.

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    I dice and roast it with courgettes/peppers/onions and then put it all in a risotto....winter comfort food at its best.
    Like the chips idea above though...must try that:D
     
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    I use it for chips, roasting, in stews and curries etc - just the usual ways that most of us use it I suppose, I've never tried to mash it, but I expect it would work....it could be used to replace a potato topped dish.
     
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    Butternut squash and red lentil curry is lush. Recipe in recipes section. I love it, and never get tired of it. I love roasting half and stuffing it with bolognaise. Chips. Wedges. With 5 spice in soup

    Lyna
     
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    ooo keep meaning to try that curry!! Have half a butter nut squash in my fridge.. hmm, i feel some cooking coming on! xx
     
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    Risotto

    And I found a recipe on the Blue Peter site (don't laugh) for Reggae Reggae Rice. Basically butternut squash in rice with other veggies and coconut milk. It was gorgeous!
     
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    OOOH thanks guys I have some great ideas now and really like the idea of chips!
     
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    Put wedges in baking tray with slices of large portabello mushrooms, chopped garlic and rosemary, roast for 40 minutes then add your A allowance of parmesan and put back in the oven for 10 minutes.

    This is a recipe from Venice (minus the olive oil) and it is absolutely delicious
     
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    I didn't laugh until 'Reggae Reggae Rice'! It does sound nice, I've never had butternut squash with rice before, so will try it, are there syns in coconut milk?
     
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    There is a recipe for a butternut squash stew with butter beans and cous cous in the new magazine (page 25) which looks wonderful. Can't wait to try it.
     
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    I seen that last night and thought that I might give it a go - looks so delish.

    Saying that though I was in Tesco last night and they didn't have very many butternut squash and any they did have were over priced. I thought that they were in season at the moment?
     
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    If you are very brave and have a mandolin slicer, they make wonderfull crisps done in the oven like chips with frylight. Parsnips, carrots, beetroot all come out delicious done like this.
     
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    I use it to bulk out all kinds of stews etc, its perfect!

    And also, if you make a risotto with chicken stock and lemon juice and then mix roasted butternut in at the end, its aaamazing!! xx
     
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    Flipping heck, think will give this a miss, just think of all the wine I'm giving up :eek:
     
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