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Yankee Staple by RC deWinter

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If you want to be a true Connecticut Yankee, this is the way to eat acorn squash:
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Connecticut Yankee Holiday Acorn Squash

3 small acorn squash, rinsed, halved & seeded
½ cup (1 stick) butter
2 large onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
6¾ cups canned low-salt chicken broth
3½ cups wild rice
2 cups dried cranberries
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons crumbled dry sage
1½ cups hazelnuts, toasted, skinned & chopped
1 cup finely-chopped green onions

Preheat oven to 375◦ F. Oil baking sheet. Place squash cut side down on sheet. Bake till tender, about 40 minutes. Cool until you can comfortably scoop pulp from squash, leaving ¼” thick shell.; reserve shells. Put pulp in a large bowl. Reduce oven temperature to 350◦ F.

Meanwhile, melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes. Add chicken broth. Bring to boil. Add wild rice. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 45-50 minutes or until the rice is just tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir cranberries, parsley and thyme into rice. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes longer. Mix in hazelnuts & green onions and then add to reserved squash pulp. Season generously with salt and pepper. Divide evenly among the 6 reserved squash shells, place in a roasting pan and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Garnish with additional dried cranberries and hazelnuts if desired.
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Digital oil painting with a watercolor wash. Adapted from an original photograph shot in Cromwell, Connecticut on April 21, 2010.*

*I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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Comments

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 4 years ago

    i loooove acorns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So beautiful, lovely painting

  • Thanks, I like them too.

    – RC deWinter

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoover 4 years ago

    I like this….and really enjoyed that you’ve put a recipe with it.
    Thanks for submitting to Connecticut Photography & Art

  • Thank you, Tania, I hope you’ll try the recipe.

    – RC deWinter

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