1 butternut squash
How To Treat It
- Look for squash that are firm, with long necks for more flesh and less seed cavity
- Whole butternut squash stored at room temperate will keep for one to three months
- Peeled squash should be stored in the fridge and used within five days.
How To Cook With It
Butternut squash is rich, buttery and slightly nutty flavour - used in both sweet and savoury dishes. The seeds can also be used - lightly roast with salt and some warm spiced for a snack.
Roasted or puréed, butternut complements meat, while salty cheeses such as feta or Parmesan offset its sugary nature. It’s often used as a savoury filling for ravioli or to flavour an risotto, or is stuffed with rice and roasted whole in a bake. Infused with cinnamon or nutmeg, it’s the ideal filling for an autumnal pie.
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