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Honey Nut Squash

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A quick mash using honey nut squash. Basically pumpkin or just about any squash will work for making this tasty side dish, which also happens to be gluten-free, too! The cod can be omitted, but it really gives the dish a special, Caribbean flavor.

50MIN

Total Cooking Time

9

Ingredients
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
3/4 cup
Salted Cod
3
Honeynut Squash
1/2
Medium Onion , diced
2 cloves
Garlic , diced
1 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp
Green Caribbean Seasoning
1/4 tsp
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
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Directions

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Step 1
Boil the Salted Cod (3/4 cup) in a pot of water for about 20 minutes to remove the salt. Drain and rinse the fish, then shred it into small pieces.
Step 2
Peel, core and dice the Honeynut Squash (3) , then place it in a bowl covered with cool water. This will prevent it from getting discolored.
Step 3
Dice the Garlic (2 cloves) .
Step 4
Dice the Onion (1/2) .
Step 5
Place a heavy pot, one with a lid, on a medium flame and heat the Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) . Then turn down the heat and add the onion and garlic, along with some Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) . Cook on low for 2-3 minutes.
Step 6
Add the salted cod to the pot and stir well follow with the Green Caribbean Seasoning (1/2 tsp) and stir while maintaining the heat on low.
Step 7
It’s now time to crank up the heat to medium-high and start adding the cubed squash pieces to the pot. Be sure to stir well to combine all the flavors we started with.
Step 8
Turn the heat to medium-low, stir in the Brown Sugar (1 Tbsp) , and then cover the pot. After about 3-5 minutes you’ll notice that the Honey Nut Squash has a lot of its own natural liquid. Add the Salt (1/4 tsp) , turn the heat down to low and cover the pot.
Step 9
Cook for about 20 – 24 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 10
It should be fully cooked at this point and falling apart. Check for salt and adjust. Then turned the heat up to medium/high to thicken the mixture, but you can skip this step if you prefer it a bit runny. Use the back of your spoon to crush any solid pieces. It may take another 5-7 minutes to get to the consistency and texture you like.
Step 11
You usually eat this as a typical vegetable side or with some hot roti. Serve hot and enjoy this delicious dish.

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