~ Menu ~
Roasted Butternut Squash with Sweet Onion & Chilli
Creamy Boursin Pasta
Glass of my secret red wine
I have just eaten the deliciousest lunch, quite by surprise.
My darling brought home 2 lovely butternut squash last night for just a few pennies each - and a hugely bargainacious piece of beef reduced from ₤7.84 to ₤1.19 but it is the squash that made me grin. I love to roast butternut squash with red onions and chilli, like this …
Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash – for 2 or 3
1 small butternut squash
1 medium red onion
a few tbsp olive oil
chilli flakes (optional, maybe black pepper instead)
~ Peel and seed the squash and cut into 15mm dice.
~ Cut the red onion into slivers.
~ Toss together with salt and chilli flakes to taste and enough olive oil to coat thoroughly.
~ Roast in a hot oven till the squash is tender and the onion has caramelised and is a little charred – half an hour-ish. Stir occasionally during this time and if any onions bits are getting a bit too charred, remove them and add back later.
Usually I use this as a pizza topping together with feta cheese …
… today, with lunch looming and not having time to make dough I decided, after a bit of a ponder, to try it with pasta. I also didn't have any feta cheese so stirred a knob of Boursin through the freshly cooked pasta till all was hot and creamy and then topped it with the roasted butternut. Talk about yummy! I’ll be doing this again really soon – maybe for dinner tonight.
Changing the subject - the other day in Padstow I was offered some ciders to taste by Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard who had a table set up in Stein's Deli. There are three ciders in the range; a lovely dry sparkling straightforward apple cider, Cornish Pink with a hint of raspberry and, my favourite, Cornish Black with blackcurrant in it. Deeeelicious. As their name suggests they also make wine, I haven’t tried any yet but feel I’d probably like to!
|This is Polgoon's own pic from their site - I hope they don't mind!|