• Winter Squash with Spiced Butter

    From Bon Appetit


    Spiced butter

    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon rosewater
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • Kosher salt

    • 4 pounds assorted small winter squash (such as acorn, kabocha, or delicata)
    • Kosher salt
    • 3/4 cups pomegranate seeds

    Spiced butter
    Mix all ingredients except salt in a small bowl until lime juice is incorporated. Season with salt. Cover; keep in a cool place. DO AHEAD Spiced butter can be made 1 week ahead. Roll into logs, wrap in parchment paper, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
    Trim ends of acorn and kabocha squash and cut in half through the stem end. Scrape out seeds and place squash cut side down on a cutting board (do not peel). Cut halves crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. If using delicata squash, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch rings; scrape out seeds.
    Fill a large wide pot with water to a depth of 1 inch and add a pinch of salt; bring to a boil. Place squash in a large steamer basket over water; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and steam, adding more water as needed to maintain 1/2-inch of water at bottom of pot, until squash is tender but not falling apart, 15 to 18 minutes.
    Carefully transfer squash slices to a large platter (some squash at bottom of pot may be too soft; save for another purpose) and season with salt.
    Reduce water in pot over high heat (or add hot water) to measure 3/4 cup. Remove from heat and whisk in spiced butter, 1 tablespoonful at a time, to form a rich, glossy sauce. Season to taste with salt. Drizzle spiced butter over squash. Top with pomegranate seeds.

    9 servings, 1 serving contains:
    Calories (kcal) 170
    Fat (g) 10
    Saturated Fat (g) 6
    Cholesterol (mg) 25
    Carbohydrates (g) 19
    Dietary Fiber (g) 3
    Total Sugars (g) 9
    Protein (g) 3
    Sodium (mg) 55

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