21 February 2009

Today's yummy recipe from Kinder Kitchen - African Butternut Squash

African Butternut Squash (5-8 portions depending on age of child)

1 medium butternut squash
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger (amount dependent on age of child)
1 crushed garlic clove
Fresh pepper
2 tablespoons butter

  1. Pierce the butternut squash a couple of times with a knife and place in a microwave for 8 minutes on a high heat (alternatively place in the oven for 20 minutes at 180ºC)
  2. Remove from oven and carefully cut the butternut squash into half, removing the seeds. Score the flesh with a knife.
  3. Mash the garlic, ginger, pepper and butter together and spread it onto both sections of the squash making sure all the surfaces are covered with the seasoning. Place the sections together and cover in foil.
  4. Cook the squash in an oven for 45 minutes on 180ºC .

Once cooked allow to cool for 10 minutes in the foil and serve.

Serving suggestions:
Serve on its own, with meat, fish, rice or salad.

The benefits of Ginger
Ginger is a great aid for colds and coughs, digestion and constipation.


rola said...

Oh yummy! And it doesn't take much time of actual preparation, mainly oven time - fab!

Ally said...

another winner with my little boy. I was careful with the ginger at first but he seemed to love it. One little tip that i think is good is that ginger in water is a great way to flavour boring old water. Just a thought?..I drank it I think in Thailand..when i was staying in a temple - really refrreshing and good for you..

Vanessa said...

delicious delicious delicious. I think me and my husband will be using this recipe for us rather than the children!

Natasha said...

You can also cook this on the barbeque in the summer - just put a double wrapping of foil around the squash for extra protection and place it on the coals - takes about 45 minutes.