Fall is here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Time flies! Fall to me is all about comfort foods, so when I found this recipe for Stuffed Acorn Squash in my inbox, I knew I had to share it with you all. The recipe come from South Fork & Spoon + ANGO. South Fork & Spoon is a food concierge service and ANGO is farm-to-fork catering in the Hamptons.
Stuffed Acorn Squash from South Fork & Spoon + ANGO
Yields: 8 servings
- 4 Acorn Squash, ideally 1-2 lbs each, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
- 5 teaspoons or more to taste, Salt
- 2 teaspoons, Ground Black Pepper
- 2 cups wild rice
- 3 oz Grapeseed oil
- 1 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
- 1 Tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms (stems removed)
- 4 cups cleaned and rough chopped kale
- 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 2 Tablespoons chiffonade ( cut like ribbons) mint leaves
- Medium sized pot
- Fine meshed strainer
- Baking sheet
- Pepper mill
- Sauté pan
- Large Bowl
1) Pre heat the oven to 475
2) In fine meshed strainer, place rice and run under cold water until clean.
3) In medium sized pot, add rice + 2 t of salt + 4 cups of cold water. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat until rice is simmering. Simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the water and is cooked. (Note: rice can be cooked up to two days in advance)
4) On baking sheet, place squash flesh side up and rub with 1 oz grapeseed oil + 2 t of salt + fresh ground pepper. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Use a fork to test for tenderness.
5) In a separate sauté pan heat 1 oz grapeseed oil on medium-high heat. Add shiitake mushrooms + garlic + 1/2 t of salt and sauté until mushrooms are cooked but not browned. Remove from heat and place in large bowl.
6) In the same sauté pan used for the mushrooms, heat 1 oz of grapeseed oil on medium-high heat. Add kale + 1/2 t of salt and cook quickly using tongs or a spatula. Keep the kale moving so it doesn’t brown. Once wilted, remove and place in bowl with shiitake mushrooms.
7) In bowl, add cooked wild rice + sesame seeds and mix together.
8) Taste rice mixture and season accordingly
9) Fill the cooked squash halves with the rice mixture. Garnish with mint
*Recipe is gluten-free as written.