Butternut Squash
It seems that a whole lot of you want a recipe for my butternut squash tacos.  So here goes.  You will need a butternut squash (see picture
below of  what they look like), a medium onion (white is preferred because of the flavor) you can use yellow also.  You will also need a few cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and some ground cumin, salt and pepper.  So here goes.
Cut the end off on both ends of the squash.  Peel it with either a
Y-shaped peeler or one like I have in the picture.  It can be somewhat difficult to peel if you don’t have a real good peeler.  Once you have peeled it, cut the long section away from the bulb part.  This is a solid piece.  I look for squashes with long necks.  Then you cut the bulb in half (see picture above) and remove the seeds with a spoon.  Once you have done this, slice the squash in 1/2” slices.  Lay them out (see picture) and slice the onions, mince the garlic, add the olive oil,
Butternut Squash
Monday, March 27, 2006
ground cumin, salt and pepper.  Sometimes I like to add Mexican oregano, about 1 teaspoon crushed.  Mix it all up with your hands, spread out the squash mixture on the cookie sheet.  Roast in a 450 degree oven(preheated of course) for approximately 20 minutes.  I like to check on it after 15 minutes.  Take a fork and pierce a squash piece to test for doneness.  I also like to roast it long enough to have a few brown areas on the squash. This adds to the flavor.  Thats it!!!  I then make corn tortillas (in a future blog) or use store-bought tortillas  and some homemade Pico de Gallo salsa.  I like to also use cotija Mexican cheese (available in most markets).  I will add pictures and the recipe for the salsa on Wednesday evening.  Sorry I can’t do that tonight (I just don’t have all the ingredients necessary to photograph and make).  But come back tomorrow.  Just think, you will have it all by Friday to make!!! YUM. Remember you can email me if you have questions.  This recipe also makes a great side dish.  It’s not just about the taco!!
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