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Braised Squash With Moroccan Spices

Type: Vegetables
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Winter squash - ie kabocha, 2 1/2 pounds
1/2 cup 80g / 2.8ozGolden raisins
4   Shallot - peeled and quartered
4   Cardamom pods
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlGround cumin
2 teaspoons 10mlDried savory
1/2 cup 118mlDried apricots
1/2 cup 118mlPitted prunes
1/2 cup 118mlChicken stock
1/4 cup 59mlOrange juice
  Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon 15mlLemon juice
2 teaspoons 10mlLemon zest
1 teaspoon 5mlLightly toasted almonds
2 teaspoons 10mlFresh mint leaves - roughly chopped
  Olive oil spray

Recipe Instructions

1. Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and fibers, and peel. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Place the raisins in a bowl of warm water.

2. Heat oven to 375. Spray a 10 inch ovenproof pan with cooking spray. Add the shallots, and cook over medium high heat until soft and beginning to brown. Add cardamom, cumin, savory, and squash, and stir well. Cover, and cook over medium low heat until the squash begin to color.

3. Add the apricots, prunes, raisins, stock and orange juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover, bring to a boil. Transfer to the oven, cook until liquid has absorbed and squash is tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Make sure the liquid does not evaporate so quickly that the squash burns. Transfer to serving dish and add the lemon juice and half the zest, and stir to combine.

To serve sprinkle with zest and almonds and mint.

Martha Stewart


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