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Stuffed Roasted Acorn

November 20, 2009

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It’s that time of year. Are you planning your Thanksgiving dinner menu? Here is a recipe that is healthy and delicious! Enjoy!

Stuffed Roasted Acorn

Prep Time:          10 minutes
Cooking Time:    45 minutes
Yields:                 4 servings

Ingredients:
2 acorn squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
Sea salt and pepper
½ cup toasted pumpkin seed, chopped
½ cup parsley, chopped

Stuffing:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon curry
¼ cup golden raisins or currants
1 cup cooked whole grain (quinoa, brown rice, millet, barley)
½ cup parsley, chopped
1 zucchini, diced

Directions:
1.    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2.    Cut acorn squash in half and clean out seeds and fibers. Cut a very thin slice off bottom, so that acorn squash halves can sit flat like soup bowls.
3.    Brush with olive oil and distribute garlic evenly over 4 halves.
4.    Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, place on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
5.    While squash is baking prepare stuffing.
6.    In a skillet heat oil and sauté onions, curry and raisins for 3 minutes. Add cooked grains and stir for 5 minutes.
7.    Remove skillet from heat and mix in parsley and zucchini.
8.    Fill each squash cup with stuffing and top with chopped pumpkin seeds.
9.    Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the squash is soft (when a butter knife sinks into the squash with ease).
10.    Garnish with parsley and serve.