I mentioned before that this is the season I'm going to try all the funky squashes out there at the markets. Have you tried Kabocha Squash? Oooh, it's good. Good like you want to roast the whole thing and eat it all up in one sitting good. I found this recipe from justhungry.com and wanted to share:
Sweet and spicy roasted kabocha squash
- 1/2 small to medium sized kabocha squash
- 3 Tbs light brown, natural cane, or muscovado sugar, plus a bit more for sprinkling
- 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper or hot chili powder, more or less to taste (hot! yum!)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbs soy sauce
- Oil for drizzling - pumpkin seed oil is preferred, or use toasted sesame oil, argan oil, or walnut oil (see notes)
Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F. Line a baking sheet or two with silicon baking liner or parchment paper.
De-seed and cut the squash into slices about 1/2 cm or 1/4 inch thick. (Use a sturdy knife for cutting squash or pumpkin, on a stable surface, and be careful!)
Combine all the dry ingredients. Toss the squash slices in this until coated thoroughly. Add the soy sauce and toss well again.
Spread the slices in a singler layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle over them with the oil, and optionally sprinkle more sugar on them. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then turn over, drizzle with more oil and sprinkle more sugar, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Serve hot or at room temperature.
*Make sure you let me know if you make this!*