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Recipe: Weiser Farms roasted squash

November 10, 2012
  • Roasted kabocha squash with a sprig of rosemary.
Roasted kabocha squash with a sprig of rosemary. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles…)

Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus cooling time

Servings: 10

Note: Adapted from Quinn and Karen Hatfield. In downsizing this dish for the home kitchen, the recipe calls for a single type of squash. If increasing or doubling the recipe, the Hatfields recommend using a variety of squash, of various sizes and colors, to arrange on a large platter.

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup sherry vinegar

1 kabocha or butternut squash (about 3 pounds), seeded and cut into 10 wedges

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 to 1 crumbled chile de arbol, or as desired

1 small rosemary sprig, torn

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet or roasting pan with foil and top with a cooling or roasting rack.

2. In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together the honey and vinegar. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and simmer for 5 minutes to thicken slightly. Remove from heat and set aside until cool enough to handle. This makes more honey-vinegar mixture than is needed for the remainder of the recipe; the mixture can be used in vinaigrettes and marinades and will keep, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 weeks.

3. In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the honey-vinegar mixture with the squash wedges, the oil, crumbled chile, rosemary and one-fourth teaspoon salt and one-eighth teaspoon pepper, or to taste, tossing well. Place the squash pieces on the rack over the prepared baking sheet.

4. Roast the squash until golden-brown and the flesh is tender when pierced with a knife, 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of squash and thickness of the wedges.Each serving: 83 calories; 1 gram protein; 18 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 2 grams fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 7 grams sugar; 63 mg sodium.

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