Sometimes I do like to watch different culinary channels to gather some ideas what I can cook for my family. Unfortunately, I think, most of these culinary shows, although they present really yummy recipes, still most of them are either too difficult to prepare or are time-consuming or need some very special ingredients that you can not easily find.
But luckily for me, a few weeks ago I caught Jamie Oliver cooking and because I found him very easy to listen to, I watched. That day I don’t remember what he was preparing, but he did something that turned out to be really easy to do and the results were extra delicious – he roasted a butternut squash while cooking the main course in the oven.
I’ve already used his tip how to prepare pumpkin quite a few time and every time I have not been disappointed how it turned out. The recipe is super, super easy and you then can either proceed and use the roasted pumpkin as the base for another recipe or eat it like that, just add some spices.
I regret that I didn’t know about this way of preparing pumpkin when I was weaning my kids as I’ve prepared so many butternut squash and pumpkin purées. Using Jamie Oliver’s tip would be a good way to bake the butternut squash and it would make a yummy mash for the little ones.
I personally, after I roasted the butternut squash, I prepared a soup and a dessert. Butternut squash soup with bacon and mashed butternut squash with milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon, baked in the oven. Both dishes are delicious and light and my family, even my fussy eater, love them.
Hope you try preparing the butternut squash or pumpkin this way next time so that to enjoy it with your loved ones in different dishes.
Roasted pumpkin/butternut squash
1 butter squash or pumpkin
Wash the butternut squash/pumpkin and pat dry with kitchen paper
Line a sheet of kitchen foil at the bottom of your oven and place the fruit
Bake at 180-200°C for 1½ -2 hours
Now you have a roasted butternut squash or pumpkin and all you have to do is remove the seeds and then scoop the flesh. Enjoy!
Share with me what you like to prepare with butternut squash and/or pumpkin, just leave a comment below.
Wish you a lovely day!