28 November 2012

Butternut Squash Salad

'Annie Mac Presents 2012' by Various Artists

Another video with my massive finger getting in the way, however this was done in less than half an hour which is a record for me! 
Right if you want to make this salad keep on reading, if it doesn't tickle your fancy - sorry! I'm working on other salad combinations and wanting to present them in a quirky Mita stylee this coming week.

Recipe for two hungry squash and bacon lovers:


1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed or chopped in the same shape.
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
5 radishes
Small red pepper chopped.
150g bag of rocket, spinach and watercress.
Olive oil
Sea salt
3 thick rashers of unsmoked bacon.


Preheat oven to 200°c, grease small tray and place chopped squash with rosemary leaves in a graceful way and season. I've whacked the heat up for the oven to perform it's magic a bit quicker for the squash. Place on the middle top shelf.
: Bake for 30 minutes until squash is tender.
: Fry bacon until slightly crispy then chop up and dry on kitchen roll.
: In a large salad bowl add chopped radishes, pepper, bag of leaves. Drizzle a bit of olive oil and mix with hands,
: Taste.
: Once squash is done add this to the bowl, also get the bacon involved.
: Serve with a burger, pie or eat on it's own.

Obviously this dish doesn't show off my crazy creative skills, purely because this salad is about combining flavours which are beautiful together, ingredients that people might not normally think go well together. Sometimes I refuse to cover up a salads flavour with dressing. This salad doesn't need it - trust me.
 The pungent rosemary loves getting on top of butternut squash, it was delicious.


ê On video - 'Shining Star' by Nneka (Joe Goddard Remix)