Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kabocha Squash with Shitake Mushroom filling

This stuffed Kabocha squash was an offshoot from the recipe for Mushroom Bourguignonne in the Vegetarian Times Cookbook. Smaller and a little simpler, this is a fun dish for the mushroom lover in your life.  
This is what it looked like before the final roasting.

Preheat oven to 350f.

1-2 lb Kabocha squash
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 lb shitake mushrooms, sliced
1 C of dry red wine (I used Cabernet)
1/8 C vegan worchester sauce
1/4tsp rosemary
1 Tbs Sherry vinegar
1 Tbs honey
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
fresh ground pepper
2 cloves of garlic, mashed and chopped
some water for cooking the onions and mushrooms

Cut the squash so that you preserve a lid.  Clean out the seeds and stringy insides leaving the rest.  Place on a pie plate in oven for  15-20 minutes while preparing the mushroom filling.

In a skillet saute the onions in water for a few minutes, add mushrooms, red wine, sherry vinegar, honey, and reduce for     10 minutes.  Remove squash from oven, remove top and place the mushroom mixture into the cavity.  Recover will the squash lid  and roast for another 30 minutes (or until squash is soft).   
The remains....

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