Monday, February 5, 2007

Recipe - Cider Glazed Squash with Greens

The Cider Glazed Squash with Greens was voted Audience Favorite in the competition. It is amazingly simple to prepare and scores huge on taste. The apple cider is really the secret. Do yourself a favor and prepare this wonderful dish!

4 lbs butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into bite sized chunks
2 medium yellow onions cut into 1 inch pieces
6-8 large handfuls of washed and torn kale
10 sprigs thyme, crushed and removed from the stem
6 sage leaves torn
7 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar dressing (I use Cindy's Kitchen)
1/3 cup olive oil
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp sweet paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste
6 cups of apple cider, reduced over medium heat to ¾ cup of cider glaze

1. Set the oven to 450. Put two 9x13 jelly roll pans into the oven to pre-heat.

2. In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients except for the cider glaze. Be generous with the salt and pepper.

3. Turn the squash mixture onto the hot pans and bake for 25-35 minutes until the squash is tender and lightly browned.

4. Scrape the squash into the serving dish and drizzle with cider glaze.

-Recipe submitted by Andie Corso, Brooklyn, NY

-Photos courtesy Lucie Teichmann

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