Saturday, January 23, 2010
Too busy for elaborate meals from scratch? no problem,you can still eat healthy with a little store bought help and few fresh ingredients.Like this California style burger made with ready-to-use Wild Alaskan Salmon Pattie over bed of kale,topped with sliced avocados,tomatoes, and for crunchy compliments on the side,the quick chop and bake butter squash fries are no match.
The Alaskan salmon burger Pattie was a great buy from Costco.I bake it along side the fries.The ultra thin whole grain buns are from Walmart.I slather some homemade Spicy nutty chutney\spread over the buns.With the chutney made in advance,it took just 30 minutes to assemble the super meal.This is also my contribution for Rahin's Semi Homemade meals.
Recipe : Butternut Squash fries
The idea of fries with squash popped in my mind while watching this video,thanks greenlitebites.
Butter nut squash is not easy cut without a sharp chef knife and a good peeler.I use just the top stem part of the squash for the fries.
1 medium Butternut squash
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin*
1/2 teaspoon hot chili powder*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
* or use a teaspoon of Garam masala(ground cumin,coriander,cardamom,cinnamon and cloves)
Use a sharp knife and cut off the ends of the squash.Then halve the squash.Use a peeler or small knife to remove the skin.I use only the seedless stem part of the squash to make the fries.Cut them even and long like the French fries.The bowl part can be used in other dishes like chunky soup or simply roasted with spices.
Transfer the cut squash in a bowl,mix with the oil and spices.Lay on baking sheet,make sure the fries are evenly spread and not over each other.Baked in preheated oven at 375F for 15-20 minutes depending on how thinly the fries have been sliced.If sliced thick,keep another 2-3 minutes.Turn once while baking.The fries are done when edges are crisp.Serve warm along side the burger or enjoy as snacks.