Sesame-Scallion Butternut Squash

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Sesame-Scallion Butternut Squash
The savouriness of scallions and sesame oil are a match made in heaven with the sweetness and aroma of butternut squash, and shows just how versatile this squash can be.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings
6 as a side
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash (medium or large)
  • 5 scallions (aka green onions) (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings
6 as a side
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash (medium or large)
  • 5 scallions (aka green onions) (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300º.
  2. When the oven is up to heat, put the squash on its side on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper, and bake it for 3 hours. When it's done, the skin should be caramelized and easy to pierce with a fork.
  3. Let the squash cool for at least 15 minutes, then cut it in half lengthwise, scoop out and discard the seeds, and spoon out the flesh into a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the scallions with salt and sautée them in olive oil over medium-low heat until they're fragrant (about 1 minute).
  5. Add the squash, sugar, and sesame oil, and mix well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Enjoy as a side or a low-carb base.
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