This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie. Dorie describes it as: “wedges of roasted squash, its dense, naturally sweet flesh herb-accented from the za’atar and slightly tart from the molasses. And the skin—my favorite part—had spots of tasty char and, where the oil mixture had puddled, patches of bright flavor.”
This was an easy recipe to prepare but, to be honest, not a favourite. I like acorn squash (though not the skin which Dorie insists we can eat!) but this combination of olive oil, pomegranate molasses, za’atar, lemon juice, sea salt and cayenne that you brushed on the squash before roasting it didn’t win us over. The sour notes (from the lemon and pomegranate) were too strong against the (very mildly sweet) squash.
I loved the idea of this and will try with a sweeter squash next time, it’s a lovely easy side dish that you can roast alongside the main course and it’s pretty hands off.
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges on page 229 of Everyday Dorie or here.
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