Double Shot Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash with rum sauce

Heartwarming and special. Roast butternut squash until it is tender, then mix in a sweet and savory sauce fortified with rum and topped off with some Louisiana pecans. This is a great side dish that will upgrade any meal.

 

double shot butternut squash on a plate with shot and bottle of rum
Sweet Daddy D's Double Shot Butternut Squash
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A rich and hearty side dish, perfect for winter or anytime. Roasted butternut squash with a delicious sauce of brown sugar, butter, spices and pecans, highlighted with a double shot of dark rum. An instant family favorite.
Servings Prep Time
8 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time Calories per Serving
1 Hour 381
Servings Prep Time
8 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time Calories per Serving
1 Hour 381
double shot butternut squash on a plate with shot and bottle of rum
Sweet Daddy D's Double Shot Butternut Squash
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A rich and hearty side dish, perfect for winter or anytime. Roasted butternut squash with a delicious sauce of brown sugar, butter, spices and pecans, highlighted with a double shot of dark rum. An instant family favorite.
Servings Prep Time
8 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time Calories per Serving
1 Hour 381
Servings Prep Time
8 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time Calories per Serving
1 Hour 381
This is What You Need
Double Shot Sauce
This is What You Do
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Butter the inside of an oven safe baking dish.
  3. Peel and cube the butternut squash, place in the backing dish with a pinch of salt; mix well to distribute salt.
  4. Place the butternut squash in the preheated oven and roast for 40 minutes.
  5. While the squash roasts mix the ingredients for the sauce:
  6. In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  7. Add brown sugar and stir until desolved.
  8. Add salt, thyme and allspice; mix well
  9. Stir in the apple cider vinegar and rum.
  10. Add the pecans and the whole cloves, continue to stir.
  11. Bring to a low boil and cook about 5-10 minutes, stirring often. Set aside until butternut squash is ready.
  12. After the butternut squash has roasted for 40 minutes, remove the it from the oven. Mix well.
  13. Check for tenderness by probing with a toothpick. If the squash is still hard, place back in the oven and check again in about 10 minutes. When the butternut squash is beginning to get tender, go on to the next step:
  14. Pour the sauce over the butternut squash and mix well
  15. Return to the oven for 10 to 20 minutes until the butternut squash is soft when probed with a toothpick.
  16. Remove for the oven and mix well.
Recipe Notes

The butternut squash is ready when it is tender, regardless of how much time it has been in the oven. Use a tooth pick to probe the squash after about 40 minutes, just put it back in the oven if its still tough.

This butternut squash will go very well with many things-try it with roasted chicken or turkey, or a nice pork loin or pork or beef tenderloin. Versatile, nutritious, warming, and rich with a little kick.

Besides tasting great, Butternut Squash is pretty nutritious as well. It's a source for potassium and other important nutrients and a great source of fiber. It benefits your hair and skin, digestion and blood pressure. Here’s a short article  on the nutritional benefits of Butternut Squash.  

You can also learn a little more about Butternut Squash and other winter squash varieties by reading my Lagniappe article Get to Know your Butternut Squash.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Daddy D's Double Shot Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 303%
Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 9%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cilantro-Creole Mustard Marinade

Cilantro-Creole Mustard Marinade
Sweet Daddy D's Cilantro-Creole Mustard Marinade
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Cilantro and Creole Mustard are Brothers from a Different Mother and they can do a double team on some salmon or pork or chicken or you name it. Add in a little honey and all spice and you know you got it right!
Servings Prep Time Passive Time Calories Per Serving
4Servings 10Minutes 30Minutes 255
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This Is What You Do
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and set in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour before applying liberally to your fish or meat.
Recipe Notes

This is a nice, tangy marinade that goes great on salmon and pork tenderloins, but give it a try on anything you like and let me know how it goes.

Cilantro-Creole Mustard Marinaded Salmon

Grilled Cilantro-Creole Mustard Marinaded Salmon on a platter
Sweet Daddy D's Cilantro-Creole Mustard Marinaded Salmon
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Salmon, not from Louisiana, but when marinated in a sweet and savory blend of cilantro, creole mustard, honey, lemon juice and spice, its got that Creole kick! Best of all, it's healthy, it's simple and it's delicious! It can be baked, roasted or my favorite...right on the grill.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time Calories Per Serving
4Servings 20Minutes 20Minutes 1Hour 542
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This Is What You Do
  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl and set aside for about 30 minutes.
  2. Rinse salmon filets and remove any bones you find. Pat dry and slice cross ways into about 4 equal size pieces.
  3. Coat salmon filets all over with marinade and set in an oven-safe flat glass bowl for another 30 minutes.
  4. Cook in a 425 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or your desired level of doneness.
Grilling Method
  1. Prepare a grill for med/high heat (425 degrees) with a chunk of cherry or Adler wood-or another flavor wood you like. Pecan may be a nice choice.
  2. Place the salmon filets, skin side down, on a plank or lemon slices over indirect heat
  3. Grill for 15 to to 20 minutes or your desired level of doneness.