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Delicata Squash with Rosemary, Sage, and Cider Glaze

For another delicious sounding recipe, check this one out. I cannot wait to try this recipe, too.

Delicata Squash with Rosemary, Sage, and Cider Glaze

Epicurious | March 2000

Jerry Traunfeld – The Herbfarm Cookbook

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium delicata squash (about 2 pounds) or other firm winter squash
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup very coarsely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh unfiltered apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 Preparation

1. Squash. If using delicata squash, peel it with a vegetable peeler, cut it lengthwise in half, and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Cut each piece lengthwise in half again, then crosswise into 1/2-inch -thick slices. Other types of squash should be peeled with a chef’s knife, seeded, cut into 1-inch wedges, then sliced 1/2-inch thick.

2. Herb Butter. Melt the butter in a large (12-inch) skillet over low heat. Add the sage and rosemary and cook, stirring, until the butter just begins to turn golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not brown the herbs. Cooking the herbs in butter mellows their flavor and improves their texture.

3. Cooking the squash. Add the squash to the skillet, then the apple cider, water, vinegar, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat at an even boil until the cider has boiled down to a glaze and the squash is tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Taste and season with pepper, and additional salt if needed.

 Source Information
The Herbfarm Cookbook by Jerry Traunfeld. Copyright ©2000 by Jerry Traunfeld. Reprinted by permission of Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Roasted Delicata Squashes and Lady Apples

This recipe sounds so delicious. I cannot wait to try it. Sorry for forgetting to bring it with me to Saturday’s market.

Roasted Delicata Squashes and Lady Apples

Martha Stewart Living, November 2012

http://www.marthastewart.com/940563/roasted-delicata-squashes-and-lady-apples

Prep Time 15 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 delicata squashes (1 1/2 pounds total), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices, seeds removed
  • 10 lady apples (1 1/2 pounds), cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 6 ounces slab bacon, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices, then cut crosswise into lardons (1/2 inch wide)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss together squashes, apples, oil, sugar, bacon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; season with pepper. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast until golden on bottom, about 50 minutes. Flip squashes and apples over, and roast until tender, about 5 minutes more. Sprinkle thyme over mixture, and serve immediately.

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