This marvellous spicy vegetarian accompaniment is typical of North African cuisine. It works with any type of squash and even works well with sweet potatoes

Spicy honey glazed butternut squash
Served with Tex-Mex breaded pork chops and broccoli
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:65
Ready in:50 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:23rd June 2014

Best recipe review

Tastes as good as it looks 🍠


Nice and easy too.

Jerry, aka Chef)


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Spicy honey-glazed butternut squash ready to bake

Mise en place

  • preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F - gas 4), [fan oven 160° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]


  1. Pop the butternut squash pieces in a steamer and steam for 10 minutes until the flesh is tender but not mushy.
  2. Add the butternut squash and red onions to to an ovenproof dish that has been smeared with a little of the butter or ghee.
  3. Melt the ghee in a pan, add a good pinch of freshly ground black pepper and once it starts to bubble, carefully stir in the remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour the honey mixture over the squash and onions ensuring they are well coated.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes in the middle of the oven, turning once.

Serving suggestions

Pick out the clove buds and cinnamon sticks and serve garnished with parsley or coriander

Peeling ginger

There is no need to peel ginger. As a result of attending a Thai cookery demo, we have learnt that peeling ginger is unnecessary unless for aesthetic purposes as the skin is high in fibre and full of flavour. However, do remove any bits that have become tough or woody.

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