Saturday December 14, 2013 comments

Acorn Squash with Cranberry and Walnut Buckwheat Stuffing

1 Acorn Squash cut in ½ and remove seeds

2-3 Tablespoons Walnut Oil

Pinch each of salt and pepper

1 cup Buckwheat

1 cup Chicken Stock or Broth

1 cup Water

2 teaspoons dried Rosemary

1 teaspoon dried Thyme

½ cup Walnuts coarsely chopped

½ cup Fresh Cranberries roughly chopped

 

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

 Place buckwheat in large bowl and cover with water.  Soak for 20 minutes, drain, and rinse.

 Place squash halves in a baking dish, cut side up, and add ¼ cup water to bottom of pan.  Sprinkle squash with pinch each of salt and pepper the drizzle with walnut oil.  Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Bring the chicken stock and water to a boil with half of seasonings.  Add buckwheat, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes.  Stir in the remaining seasonings, walnuts, and cranberries.

After the squash has cooked for 45 minutes, remove from oven and stuff halves with the buckwheat, re-cover with the foil, and continue to bake for another 35-45 minutes or until the squash is tender.  Remove foil for last 5-10 minutes of baking to make a crispier crust on the buckwheat.

 

From SeraAngl’s Kitchen Witchery




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