Now is the time to enjoy Butternut squash! Whether you prefer it mashed, roasted, or in a soup, there are plenty of unique recipes to satisfy just about anyone that loves this flavorful (and nutritious!) fall vegetable. Here’s an elegant Butternut Squash Gratin recipe that’s perfect for holiday entertaining:
Butternut Squash Gratin
Author: Executive Chef Kurt Spataro, Paragary's Bar & Oven
1 medium Butternut squash, peeled, seeded & cut into ⅛” slices
4 cups heavy cream
1 head garlic, cut in half horizontally
3-4 sprigs of thyme
½ Yellow onion, roughly chopped
Sea salt and pepper
2 Turkish Bay leaves
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
Combine cream, garlic, herbs, and onions in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Continue to cook over a very low flame until garlic and onion are very soft, 30-40 minutes. Strain mixture and season with salt, pepper, and freshly grated nutmeg.
Arrange squash in a 9” by 13” baking dish, seasoning each layer with a little Parmesan cheese. Pour the infused cream over the layered squash and season the top with more Parmesan. Allow the ingredients to settle for several minutes.
Bake the gratin at 350 degrees until squash is very tender and cream has been absorbed.
Let the gratin cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.
Posted on 12/09/2013 at 12:00:00 AM