Sheet Pan

Acorn Squash Agrodolce

September 14, 2016
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Photo by Mozart's Nose
  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

Sometimes the summer sun still lingers, burning through the changing leaves. But with a mighty gust, we are transported to cooler mornings and nights that the mosquitos are fearful of. A sauce that is crisp yet rich, sweet, but with a sting of spice and summer's lingering heat, this roasted squash will warm the coming cooler nights or keep winter's breath at bay. —Mozart's Nose

What You'll Need
  • Preparing the Squash
  • 1 2 lb acorn or other winter squash
  • olive oil
  • smoked salt
  • ground pepper
  • Preparing the Sauce
  • 1/4 cup mild honey (wildflower, clover, or tupelo)
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • grated parmesan
  1. Preparing the Squash
  2. Preheat the oven to 400º.
  3. Trim off the ends of each squash. Halve, deseed, and then cut each halve into 1 inch thick wedges.
  4. Generously oil a sheet pan, then dredge each wedge in the oil and lay each out so that no slice is touch another. Salt and pepper each slice.
  5. Roast for 20-30 minutes, until soft.
  6. Once the squash wedges are soft, use a spatula to flip them over - it's ok if they break apart a bit and if they are a bit charred - this adds great texture and flavor.
  1. Preparing the Sauce
  2. While the squash is roasting, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced by 2/3 and syrupy (it should slightly coat the back of a spoon).
  3. On a platter plate the squash and drizzle the sauce over top. Add grated parmesan to taste. Serve with additional cheese and sauce on the side.

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