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Butternut Squash & Ginger Purée

Peter Lloyd, Sticky Mango
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Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 200ml lemon juice
  • 200g sugar
  • 200g ginger, peeled & grated
  • 1 Thai chili split
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt

Method

  1. 1. Split the squash in half and remove seeds. Season the squash and dot generously with 2 tbs of butter

  2. Reassemble and wrap in foil. Bake at 200°C until completely tender. Once cool, scoop out flesh

  3. To make the ginger syrup, combine sugar, lemon and chilli and bring to boil. Squeeze ginger to extract juice. Add to the syrup and then throw in the pulp. Mix well. Cool at room temperature and strain through a chinois
  4. To make the purée, take 400g of the roasted butternut flesh and combine with 200g of the ginger syrup. Add 12g of salt and purée until smooth. Warm as needed
  5. Mix pumpkin seeds with olive oil and salt. Combine and toss well. Spread onto a tray lined with parchment and bake at 170°C until golden. Use to garnish the purée
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