Monday, February 17, 2014

Cajun Basil Winter Squash

Cajun Basil Winter Squash (with vegan option)

My mom sent me this recipe a couple of years ago.  I can't believe I haven't gotten it on to my blog until now- it's so good!  (Oh wait, maybe it's because I'm horrible at blogging. ;o)  Anyway, here it is now.  It is perfect for a snowy winter day!

Preheat oven to 400.

You will need:

1 medium size winter squash (acorn, butternut, etc.)
 1 small onion/chopped
1/4 cup Wildtree Butter Grapeseed Oil
1 T sugar (or xylitol)
1 clove garlic/chopped
1/2 t Wildtree Cajun Seasoning 
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2+ T chopped fresh basil or 2tsp. dried basil

Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds, set aside.  Sauté remaining ingredients, adding the basil just before it goes into the squash.  Place cut halves open side up in a 9x9 glass baking dish or anything that will hold them. Fill dish half full with water.  Fill with 1/2 the mixture per each. Bake 1 hr. Enjoy!