Every year, usually at the end of the season, I end up with a winter squash that tastes awful. It’s not moldy, or overly dried out. It just tastes rather bitter instead of sweet and flavorful as most winter squash should taste. For years I thought my only options was give up and throw it away. Not anymore!
For dinner, about a month ago I baked a couple of squashes – one delecata and one carnival. The delecata was amazing as usual. But the carnival tasted wrong, just wrong. Instead of just tossing it I wondered if it might taste better with some savory spices. Using some over-steamed cauliflower (it happens more than I’d like) and some spices I got to testing!
- 2 cups - winter Squash
- 1 cup - steamed cauliflower
- ¼ cup - Coconut milk
- 1 tsp - frontier curry seasoning(you can use another brand of curry seasoning if you'd like)
- or a combination of the following
- ¼ tsp cumin, ¼ tsp coriander, ¼ tsp black pepper, ¼ tsp of turmeric, pinch of ground fenugreek - grind in spice grinder or mortar and pestal
- Salt & pepper to taste
- If squash is hot let cool
- Blend squash in blender or food processor
- Blend steamed cauliflower into squash
- Add coconut milk, seasonings, and salt and pepper to the squash cauliflower mix
- Warm and serve!