Who doesn’t love a good Butternut Squash? You? If so, please kindly leave this blog post. Excellent, just us good people are here now. This dish works well as a filling main for one, or a starter for two. Though it may not be the prettiest dish, it offers a well balanced meal and plenty of room for adaptation.
- Squash (Butternut is of course, my favourite)
- Soft Goats Cheese, cubed
- Cous Cous (cooked and soft)
- Butter Beans (or any other large soft bean)
- Herbs and Seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 200C.
- Chop the squash in half. Salt well and drizzle with plenty of oil. Place on a baking tray and roast in the oven until very soft. Insert a sharp knife in different places to check for all over softness. If it seems to be browning too quickly, cover with foil. When completed, turn off the oven.
- While the squash cooks, prepare the other ingredients. Mash the beans and cous cous together. Add HALF of the goats cheese and mash in well too.
- When the squash has cooked, scoop it out from the skin and add to the mixture. Mash in well. Season with herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
- Put back into the squash skin, then push the remaining goats cheese into the top.
- Grill at a medium temperature until the top is brown, then serve.
Serving and Storage
This is one of those dishes that really wants eating immediately – serve on its own or with a small side salad, perhaps a drizzle of olive oil. If you were to store this, the mixture would toughen, but reheating would dry it out.
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