Our computer crashed so am over at my in-laws using their computer. Thanks mom and dad! I know I am posting early but for some reason I can't make the post options post it tomorrow so I give up. Here it is...1/2 a day early and a dollar short.
Dave made this killer chili today that had butternut squash in it...so, I decided to make this dish from Jewish Cooking by Marlena Spieler. It is really Shankari's to do at some point..but I emailed and called her to ask if we could trade. Never heard back so let's hope we didn't make the same recipe today! If we did...just a double dose of goodness is all!
This dish is a favorite of the Italian Jews...from around Mantua. I guess they have some mighty fine squash growing in that region.
Ingredients: Serves 4 - 6
A winter squash like pumpkin, butternut, etc. about 2 1/2 lbs peeled and cut into large chunks
3-5 TBS olive oil
1 chopped onion
3-5 chopped garlic cloves
14 oz can chopped tomatoes [I used a couple of fresh tomatoes too]
pinch of sugar
2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary..chopped finely
salt and ground pepper to taste
Put some olive oil in a hot pan and saute the squash till it begins to brown.. transfer it to a bowl
Put onions in same pan and saute until soft
Add the garlic and stir for a minute or so
Add the tomatoes and cook till juices look like a sauce
Layer squash and tomato mixture in a baking dish
Bake at 325 until top becomes golden brown
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary
This is a satisfying dish on a cold day..so savory. I would enjoy it with some brown rice too..or some pasta!!
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