Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in America. For those who are not familiar with this day, it is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November. This day is a national holiday in American where families get together to thank God for all the blessing he has showered upon us. During this time the supermarket shelves are stocked with Turkey and roasting vegetables. A Thanksgiving Turkey is the traditional dish prepared for this special occasion.
Honestly, am not a big fan of Turkey. However Subway is the only place who can trick me to eat Turkey. I just love the Turkey breast ham that come on a traditional foot long Italian Herbs and cheese bread. Very classy 🙂 Now you must be wondering why I don’t like Turkey. I will leave it up to you to decide the reason 😛
The other day when I walked into Whole Foods Market, the whole place was decorated for Thanksgiving. Standing there and looking at the wonderful display of turkeys I was thinking to myself what about those who don’t fancy eating a turkey or those who are vegetarians/Vegans. I did a little bit of research on alternative recipes for thanksgiving and came across this simple dish which I just could not click on the next button without reading it. So I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and keep your tummy happy with Roasted butternut squash.
- 1 medium sized Butternut Squash
- 2 tbsp garlic olive oil (Olive oil infused with crushed garlic cloves)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed using the back of the knife.
- 1/4 tsp sweet smoked paprika
- 4 springs of thyme leaves and 2 for garnishing.
- Salt and Pepper to taste.
- Preheat the oven to 150 degree centigrade. Wash and cut the stem of the squash, followed by cutting them into wedges and deseed them.
- Toss the squash into a mixture of Olive oil, cinnamon, paprika, garlic and theme leaves.
- Add the salt and pepper for seasoning.
- Let this rest for about 1/2 hour.
- Now Roast it in the oven for about 30-35 minutes or until the butter nut squash is cooked well.
- Garnish the dish with Thyme.