Local Foods Recipe: Roasted Buttercup Squash with Garlic and Rosemary

Buttercup squash is the blocky green type that looks like a curling stone. It’s my favourite because its dense, dry flesh melds well with savoury oil. This recipe is from Tina Baynes, my friend and farming mentor.

1 buttercup squash, halved with seeds removed
4 tablespoons of butter
4 cloves of garlic, peeled
2 sprigs of rosemary

Preheat the oven to 350 ºF. Place the squash halves, cut side up on a baking tray. Put a generous pat of butter into the cavity of each half and rub some of it into the cut surfaces of the squash. Put the garlic cloves and rosemary into the cavities as well. Roast at 350ºF until tender. If the top starts to brown too much, cover with foil. The rosemary and garlic should be wonderfully fragrant and delciously deep fried in the butter. Cut into quarters and serve.

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