02 December, 2010

Christmas veggies.

I am no fan of vegetables. So when I do find a vegetable recipe that I love...you must know it's a goodie.

So for my second Cookbook Challenge...I didn't consult any of my own cookbooks. I discovered Ina Paarman's website. I have being using some of her products for years, but have never visited her site. It's really nice, so easy to use.

That's were I found the best and most perfect vegetable recipe...

Butternut Treat with Ginger Biscuits...I mean how perfect for Christmas.

1 medium/small butternut (± 700 g), peeled and cubed; 2 t (10 ml) Ina Paarman's Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning; 

2 T (30 ml) melted butter; 6 ginger biscuits, finely crushed; 2 T (30 ml) brown or yellow sugar; 1 t (5 ml) ground cinnamon and lemon zest to garnish.

Peel the butternut, remove pips and cut into 2cm x 2cm cubes. Toss with the melted butter, Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning and the crushed ginger biscuits. Add the sugar and cinnamon. Microwave, covered, on high for 5 minutes. Top with lemon zest. This dish keeps exceptionally well on a hot tray.

I made this dish, along with Yorkshire Puddings and Ina's Green Beans with Almonds for our friends Christmas celebration.

It was so good...and the smell of ginger biscuits and cinnamon just made it feel like Christmas. Definitely going to be on our menu for Christmas Day.

Find my other Cookbook Challenge posts here.


Lynette Jacobs said...

Ohhh...but is butternut a vegetable...or a dessert? This looks like pudding;-D Yummy...now you are getting me back into cooking...my DH will thank you;-D

Hayley said...

LOL lynette...thats exactly what I thought....but for my purposes its as close to a vegetable I 'll get :-)

Shayne said...

Perhaps i could convince my eldest to eat butternut done this way - she loves ginger nuts!

Sounds yum and i'm going ot give it a try. I love Ina Paarmen - cannot live without her Rosemary & Olive seasoning!

Laura said...

Sounds yum - I love Ina Paarman!

She has the BEST chocolate cake recipe!

Ness said...

Sounds yummy. I'm trying out some pumpkin pies - you put puff pastry into a muffin pan - big dollop of cream cheese in the bottom...then...you mix cooked pumpkin with cream, sugar and an egg, place on top of the cream cheese and crumble ginger biscuits on top as well. Bake 'em and then eat 'em. They're really more of a Thanksgiving thing -but what the heck hey!? Pumpkin, ginger, sugar and cream *sold*. ;)