Maple-glazed Delicata Rings \\ Courge Délicata à l’érable

Delicata squash is probably one of my favourite things to eat comes Fall. They are so soft and smooth, they practically eat themselves up. Last year, I was obsessed with turning roasted delicata squash in an amazingly creamy pasta sauce (I even made a video out of that one!) or in a delicious curry. Well, this year I tried something a little bit different and made maple-glazed delicata rings. This is both sweet and spicy and is the perfect side dish for any meal. Plus, it’s super easy to make!

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Here is what you need:

  • 1 big delicata squash
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tbs tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce (optional)
  • salt to taste

Here is what you do:

  1. Thoroughly wash the squash and cut it into rings (about 1cm / 1/2 in thick). With a spoon, remove the seeds and middle membranes. Set in a single layer on a lined cookie sheet.
  2. Dab your fingers in one tablespoon of olive oil and rub them against the squash to prevent it from sticking.
  3. Mix all the other ingredients together and use a spoon to spread about half of it on the rings.
  4. Put in your preheated oven set at 400F (200C) for 20 minutes. Flip the rings over, add the rest of the glaze and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until soft. Serve hot!

This is so delicious! The texture of delicata squash really is special and precious. I love the sweet and salty combination of flavours, while still keeping this pretty simple to prepare. The maple syrup caramelizes on the squash, giving the rings a lovely color. Let me know if you try this out!

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J’adore les courges délicata! Leur texture est si onctueuse et douce. L’année dernière je les avais transformées en délicieuse sauce à spaguetti et en curry. Cette année, je me lance dans la production d’anneau de courge glacés au sirop d’érable: MIAM!

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Voici ce dont vous aurez besoin:

  • 1 belle courge delicata
  • 2 c. à soupe d’huile d’olive
  • 1 c. à soupe de sirop d’érable
  • 1 c. à soupe de sauce tamari
  • 1 c. à thé de poudre d’ail
  • 1/2 c. à thé de sauce piquante (optionelle)
  • du sel au goût
  1. Bien laver la courge et la couper en rondelles d’environs 1 cm de largeur. À l’aide d’une cuillère, enlever les graines et les membranes du centre de chaque rondelles. Disposer vos rondelles sur une plaque à biscuit recouverte de papier d’alluminium.
  2. Badigeonner chaque rondelle d’un peu d’huile d’olive (à peu près 1 c. à soupe pour toute la courge) pour éviter qu’elles ne collent.
  3. Mélanger le reste des ingédients et répartir la moitié de cette sauce sur les rondelles à l’aide d’une cuillère.
  4. Mettre au four préchauffé à 400F (200C) pour 20 minutes. Retourner les rondelles, répartir le reste de sauce et enfourner encore 5 à 10 minutes, ou jusqu’à ce que la courge soit bien cuite. Savourer!

C’est si bon! Légèrement sucrée, tendre et succulente, chaque rondelle est parfaitement pleine de saveurs. Cette courge pourra faire un très bon plat d’accompagnement pour toutes les occasions. Miam! Dites-moi si vous l’essayez!

Delicata Squash Spaguetti sauce

Hello everyone!

Delicata Squash Sauce

 

Another week, another delicata squash recipe! This is one of my very own completely invented recipes. This all happened last February when I realized that I still had two perfectly good delicata squashes that I had bought in September. Isn’t that amazing! They stayed perfect and cute looking for 6 months! I didn’t to push my luck though so here what I came up with.

Here is what you will need:

  • 2 delicata squashes
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts (soaked or not)
  • Plant based milk (about a cup, but the amount might vary according to your standards of creaminess)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F or 180C.
  2. Peel and empty the squashes and cut them in chunks.
  3. Peel and remove the foot from the cloves of garlic.
  4. Put the squash and garlic in a line baking dish with a little bit of olive oil (or water), salt and pepper and let cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until the squash is tender.
  5. In your food processor or blender, put the cooked squash and garlic and keep the baking dish on hand.
  6. Process the squash and add the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Leave the machine do its thing until everything is creamy and smooth and perfect.
  8. In your oven dish, place your noodles or zoodles or courgetti and pour half of the sauce on top. Add a little bit of cayenne pepper.
  9. Put this back in the oven for 10 minutes to let the zoodles get tender and for the sauce to really mix and flavour the noodles.
  10. Before you serve, add the rest of the sauce and mix until well coated. Sprinkle a little bit of cayenne pepper to make it pretty and exciting. Enjoy!

I really hope you try this recipe out and tell me what you think! This is so yummy, comforting and perfect for the cold weather. Let me know what is your favourite thing to cook with delicata squashes or any squash. Remember to have fun!