Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Roasted Butternut Squash with Balsamic Vinegar

I was just recipe surfing on Foodgawker and found this yummy squash recipe. Now is a great time to snatch up leftover squash at the grocery store - the stuff is deeply discounted now that Thanksgiving is over.

Thanks to Kalyn's Kitchen Blog for this lovely CE recipe!

Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar
(4-6 servings, adapted from Roasted Butternut Squash with Balsamic Vinegar by Lynne Rosetto Casper.)

2 lbs. butternut squash cubes (about 6 cups)
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T + 1 tsp. best quality balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. very finely chopped fresh or frozen rosemary, or slightly less dried rosemary (be sure it's especially finely chopped if you use dried rosemary)
sea salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 F/200C. Mix together the olive oil, 1 T balsamic vinegar, and rosemary, then toss squash cubes with the mixture.

Arrange the squash on a cookie sheet or dish large enough to hold it in a single layer. Roast 20 minutes, then turn squash and roast about 20 minutes more, or until squash is very soft and starting to get slightly caramelized.

Remove from oven and toss squash with additional 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and pepper. You can mash slightly if you want, but I keep mine rather chunky. Serve hot.