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Roasted Butternut Squash With Truffle Honey, Thyme & Almonds



Roasted Butternut Squash With Truffle Honey, Thyme & Almonds
In this easy side dish, butternut squash is roasted until lightly browned and tender, then drizzled with truffle honey and returned to the oven for a few additional minutes of cooking before tossing with toasted slivered almonds. To make things even easier, make this dish ahead of time and reheat to serve.
Ingredients:

1 medium butternut squash (2 – 3 lb)
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp truffle honey
1 Tbsp fresh thyme
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Coarse sea salt

Directions:

 

Adjust the oven rack to the lower-middle part of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F.

 

Toast the slivered almonds in a small, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat until light golden-brown and fragrant. Tend them carefully – it will seem like the pan is never going to get hot, then the moment you look away, the almonds will scorch. When, they’ve browned to your liking, remove the almonds from the pan and set aside.

 

Cut the squash in half lengthwise with a sturdy knife or cleaver. Scoop out the seeds and membrane from the cavity with the edge of a spoon. Using a vegetable peeler or sharp paring knife, peel the squash, then cut it into 1 inch chunks.

 

Heap the squash up on a baking sheet, then drizzle with the olive oil and soy sauce. Toss to coat evenly, then spread the chunks out in a single layer. Slip into the preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes, then use a spatula to turn the pieces and roast for another 15 minutes, or until the squash is evenly browned and very tender.

 

Remove the baking sheet from the oven; drizzle the truffle honey over the squash and sprinkle with the thyme. Return to the oven and roast until the honey is bubbly and the squash is fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss with toasted almonds. Spoon into a serving dish and top with a litle coarse sea salt. Serve warm.