Potatoes and butternut

Back in 2010, before I got married, I was at my sister-in-law’s place for an event. I don’t remember what it was exactly, but when I arrived, I found that her in the kitchen preparing and setting up the table, there were a couple of other ladies helping her out.

She mentioned that she wanted to serve the butternut she had but wasn’t sure how to prepare it. So we came up with a random recipe that turned out to be supper tasty! I’ve been remembering that day lately, specifically how nice that butternut was and I’ve been itching to recreate it.

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This was my first attempt. I made the potatoes in case it didn’t turn out right. And it didn’t. They were not bad, just not the taste I remembered. So I mixed the two and it turned out to be a nice side for the meal. The butternut was sweet and the potatoes salty, made a savoury combination. Here’s how it came together,… Β 

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starting with the butternut, peel, cut, scrape out the seeds and place in mixing bowl

I remembered the butternut dish had honey and lemon, so I started with that. Mix the juice of one lemon with two tablespoons of honey, heat just enough to melt the honey.

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coat the butternut with the mix
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peel cut and parboil the potatoes (with salt to taste), then toss them with some butter, about a tablespoon
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and throw in a herb of your choice. I used dried sage
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I used one large baking pan, made two pockets with foil to keep the two separate. You can use two separate pans if you wish
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and then covered the butternut. I left the potatoes open because they were already partially cooked, this way it would be easy to remove them if they got done before the butternut
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place in oven at 180Β°C
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the potatoes were done pretty quick, pulled them out and put the butternut back in the oven for a few more minutes

I basted the butternut a few times with the remaining lemon and honey mix while it was cooking. When it was done, I mixed with the potatoes to serve

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Doesn’t it look lovely? Makes a really nice side dish.

Don’t have a rating for this one either. I’m almost done with the dishes that have no ratings though. It’s been a while since I made this one so I’ve had sometime to think. I have an idea for what might be missing in the butternut,… so look out for the next butternut post.

In the mean time, try this mix! You’ll like it (^_^)

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

2 thoughts on “Potatoes and butternut

  1. I have never made butternut. I love the kienyeji pumpkins so trying this out will take a lot of courage. Love how committed you are. Keep sharing. And say hi to the baby πŸ™‚

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