This butternut squash recipe is wonderfully smoky. The subtle sweetness of the maple syrup balances the smokiness of the squash and the ghee adds a touch of rich buttery flavor. Once the squash is smoked, this recipe comes together very quickly. It was even better the next day.
We tested out our shiny new red smoker this weekend and this was one of the first recipes we tried. It was very easy following the directions on the smoker. If you don't have a smoker, you can add a pan of wood chips to your grill and smoke the squash in the grill. Here are links to how to smoke on a gas grill and how to smoke on a charcoal grill.
Of course this recipe also works with a butternut squash roasted in the oven. Try adding a little smoked chipotle peppers or smoked paprika to add the smoky flavor to the squash puree.
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Cut butternut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
- Place squash cut side up in smoker and smoke for 2 - 3 hours, until squash is tender.
- Scoop the squash flesh out of the skin and pulse in food processor with remaining ingredients.