Veggies are a good thing, not only are they healthy and nutritious, but they should always be fun too. I always catch myself in the kitchen busy preparing food facing this conundrum of rather healthy vs rather tasty. Sadly, I still have a lot to learn in that department. One thing is definitely for sure, I like…… no I LOOOOOOVE tasty food and sometimes healthy eating get the back seat.
Recently I posted my side dish of Roasted Maple & Cinnamon Butternut on Instagram (please follow me there @Janthinus) and received some requests on how to go about making it. So here it is. Ready yourself glorious Butternut Bi… (ok, I’ll not get carried away) ….. this is going to be awesome and super easy to prepare.
Let’s proceed. Let’s do this y’all! (apologies for poor accent there). You will need:
Butternut (I used about three medium ones) – Place in oven dish, sliced or as you wish
Olive Oil – Drizzle and toss them to coat them well
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar sprinkled evenly over
Salt & Pepper to taste.
Chuck them in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 30-40 minutes until tender.
A few little blocks of Butter (NOT MARGARINE…… How very dare you?! Hehehe! Scatter them around in the dish.
Sprinkle some Cinnamon over the Butternut, not too much.
Drizzle 2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup over them and put it back in the oven.
Put it on maximum heat and switch to Grill. Keep your eyes on them the whole time…. THE WHOLE TIME!!!! Like a hawk y’all!
They should caramelize in roughly 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Take them out of the oven and taraaaaaaaaaa… you’re done.
Boooyaaaaaa! Have yourself some merry little Butternut now.
Enjoy! **drops the mic**