Lentils and Roasted Squash

January 10, 2012


For many days, a whole butternut squash stood around on our table. Then I decided to eat it. The rest is a recipe


Serves 4

1 butternut squash
2 onions
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cup lentils
1/2 cup white wine
4-5 cups vegetable stock
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
salt + pepper
flat leaf parsley

Roasted Squash
Pre-heat the oven at 425F.
Cut the squash in half, empty it and cut each piece again lengthwise.
Put the pieces in a pan with the skin facing down and pour some oil over them.
Add salt and ground pepper.
Roast in the oven for about 40-45 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.
Leave to cool and remove the skin with a knife. Cut into 1 inch cubes.

Finely chop the onions and garlic.
In a big pot sweat them in butter over a low heat. You don’t want them brown.
Add the lentils and wine. Once the wine has been absorbed, add the stock. Start with 4 cups and add more if necessary.
Simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked. If they are too dry, add a bit of water.
Stir in the balsamic and mustard.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Mix in the squash cubes.

Top with some chopped parsley and the white wine-mustard sauce.

White Wine-Mustard Sauce
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
pinch of salt

Bring the wine to a low boil and reduce by half.
Add the cream, mustard and salt.
Simmer for 10 minutes.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Rosemarie January 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm

It was delicious. Thank you Bryan –


Lauren January 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Butternut Squash is one of my all-time favorite foods, and I’ve recently fallen in love with lentils… so this dish really appeals to me! Rustic, healthy, and delicious.


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