Baked squash liberally crusted with parmesan and herbs.
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Baked Squash crusted with Parmesan & Herbs

Parmesan and Herbs crusted Baked Squash, from Yotam Ottolenghi's recipe for Crusted Pumpkin Wedges. Easy to make and uber delicious, on a chill evening or a rainy day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 2 serving
Author: Sujata Shukla

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash sliced into crescents
  • 2 tbsps Breadcrumbs dry
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan grated
  • 3 tablespoons parsley Fresh (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons thyme Fresh (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dill or mint leaves minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C ( about 375 F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease the same lightly.
  • Mix together the breadcrumbs, grated parmesan, fresh and minced thyme and parsley, crushed garlic, nutmeg and half the lemon zest.
  • Add salt sparingly and taste for salt, as the cheese is already salted. Add half the ground pepper and mix well. Spread the mixture on a plate so it is easy to apply on the sliced squash.
  • Retain the peel and slice the Squash into half inch thick, crescent shaped slices. If the squash is evenly rounded, the slices will follow the natural shape and you can cut them out easily.
    Slice the squash into easy crescent shapes
  • Brush the slices of squash on both sides with olive oil and dip each side of each slice into the herbed breadcrumbs and cheese mixture. Let the mixture generously coat each side and gently press down for an even and thick coating.
  • Arrange the herbed squash on the baking tray and place in the oven. Roast the squash for 30 minutes or until the slices have cooked through. Gently stick a fork into a slice to check that the squash is cooked well and is tender.
    Arrange the herb and parmesan crusted squash on a baking tray
  • Remove from the oven. and transfer the slices to a broad serving dish or plate. Sprinkle dill, salt and pepper to taste and lemon juice, as well as the reserved lemon zest, on the squash wedges, and serve hot.