October 5, 2009

Auntie Em's Kitchen, Catering and Local Organic Produce Delivery

Auntie Em's Kitchen, Catering and Local Organic Produce Delivery: "Baked Butternut Squash with Heirloom Tomatoes and Pine Nuts"

yield: Makes 4 servings

1/2 large butternut squash (1 1/2 pounds)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1 medium onions, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
1 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 heirloom tomato-diced
1 teaspoons chopped fresh margoram
1/4 pound crumbled feta (scant 1/4 cup)
1/3 cup pine nuts

Accompaniment: extra-virgin olive oil

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.

Take ½ of a butternut squash and peel it then salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook squash, in batches if necessary, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add water to skillet and cook squash, covered, over moderately low heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Gently transfer squash with a spatula to a 2-quart gratin or other shallow baking dish, overlapping slices if necessary, then pour any juices from pan over squash.

Cook onions and garlic in remaining 2 tablespoons oil in skillet over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until soft, about 8 minutes. Stir in tomatoes with juice, margoram and salt and pepper to taste and simmer 3 minutes.

Cover squash with tomato mixture and crumble feta on top, then sprinkle with nuts.

Bake gratin until heated through and cheese is softened, about 10 minutes.

Serve gratin drizzled with oil.

3 comments:

Isabella said...

Wow! Looks great. Given the topic of your blog I assume it's affordable. Yes?

Angela said...

Isabella- Well, I made it tonight with the acorn squash from our delivery and part of an heirloom tomato. The rest of the stuff was part of the delivery or we already had it. None of the ingredients are expensive.

Ellen said...

Can I come over for dinner? Sounds yummy!