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spiced butternut squash with salmon

Recipe by
J. White Harris
Gallatin, TN

This is one of those recipes that fill your kitchen with delicious smells while it is cooking in the Dutch oven. I also note that it tastes as good as it smells. Leave the salmon out and this could be a tasty squash side dish. Either way this will be pleasing to your taste buds.

yield 4 to 5 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spiced butternut squash with salmon

  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1 md
    yellow onion, diced
  • 1
    spicy chili pepper, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 or 3 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 Tbsp
    curry powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground turmeric
  • 1 can
    (14.5 ounce) coconut milk
  • 16 oz
    butternut squash puree
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1
    lime, juice of
  • 18 oz
    salmon fillets, cut into pieces
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro with stems, rough chopped

How To Make spiced butternut squash with salmon

  • 1
    Cut squash in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and membrane. Put in a baking dish rind side up. Bake in 350F oven for 45 to 60 minutes. Check to see that a fork goes in easily, meaning it is done.
  • 2
    Let squash cool enough to handle then peal rind off and cut squash into chunks. Put into a food processor or blender. If too dry add 1 or 2 Tablespoons water. Process until smooth.
  • 3
    Heat coconut oil with medium heat in a Dutch oven or large pot. Add onion, chili pepper, and ginger cooking until onion is translucent, do not allow ingredients to brown.
  • 4
    Stir in the chopped garlic cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute. Now add 1 tablespoon curry powder and turmeric then cook 1 minute more.
  • 5
    Add the coconut milk and 16 ounces of squash puree. Raise the heat and bring to a boil then lower to a simmer, cook about 10 minutes more. Now season with the salt and pepper then the lime juice. Taste and adjust seasonings by adding more salt and or curry powder.
  • Spiced Butternut Squash w Samon served over Rice.
    Add the salmon pieces to the pot and cook 5 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from heat, stir in the cilantro, and serve over steamed rice.