Grill Roasted Acorn Squash
One of the great fall vegetables, and so good for us too! Loads of fiber and flavor are two of the benefits of eating Acorn Squash. It's even more spectacular when you roast, smoke or grill it.
2 acorn squash
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons maple syrup
3 teaspoons minced fresh ginger (optional)
4 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)PREPARATION:
1. Preheat grill to 400F. Slice a thin piece off both ends of the squash, including the stem. Cut the squash in half crosswise. Scoop out the seeds with a sturdy spoon.
2. Line a pan in which the squash can fit snugly with foil, sprayed with vegetable spray . to prevent squash from sticking.
3. Set the squash halves in the baking pan and smear the flesh with the softened butter. Sprinkle with the salt. Drizzle maple syrup over the cut edge of the squash and into the cavity (most of the liquid will pool there) and sprinkle with the ginger, if using.
4. Roast the squash halves until nicely browned and very tender when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour and 15 minutes for a small to medium squash (larger squash may take longer); add the pecans, if using, for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Do not undercook. Serves 4.