As much as I love tomatoes and a tomato sauce I do like to try different vegetable sauces. In the past I have used butternut squash with a variety of meats and even beans. I haven’t tried it with fish before so I thought I would try a prawn curry with a roasted butternut squash sauce.
When Howard and I didn’t have a child we would always order a curry. It was a long time ago but I don’t remember seeing a curry with roasted butternut squash on any menus. To be honest, I know tomato is popular but I love the squash sauce just as much. We love this curry and it’s one meal we will be eating again.
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- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Vegetable peeler
- Baking tray
- Sheet tray
- Large saucepan
- Prawns x 500g
- Butternut squash x 300g
- Carrot x 1 large
- Onion x 1
- Garlic x 2 cloves
- Garam masala x 1 tsp
- Ground sweet cinnamon x 1 tsp
- Mild, medium or hot chilli powder x 1 tsp
- Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil x 2 tbsp
- Chicken stock or bone broth x 250 mls
- Coriander x 1 handful
- Rice x 300g
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
- Cut the top and the bottom from the butternut squash.
- Peel the skin with the vegetable peeler.
- Next cut the squash lengthways and remove the seeds with the tablespoon.
- Now cut the squash into 2 centimetre pieces and put into the baking tray.
- Peel the onion and cut into 8 quarters.
- Put these into the baking tray.
- Now peel the carrot and cut into 2 centimetre chunks.
- Put the carrot chunks into the baking tray along with the garlic. (Skin on)
- Sprinkle over the garam masala, ground sweet cinnamon, mild, medium or hot chilli powder, dried mixed herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle oil over the top and toss all the ingredients together.
- Once the oven has preheated put the baking tray in and roast the vegetables for 30 – 40 minutes.
- When the vegetables are golden brown, remove from the oven and leave to cool.
- Once cool remove the skin from the garlic cloves.
- Add the chicken stock or bone broth to the bottom of the blender and then put in the cooled vegetables.
- Blend all of these ingredients together.
- Once these ingredients are smooth, set them aside.
- Meanwhile rinse the rice with water twice through the sieve.
- Put the rice into the saucepan and pour enough water to cover it and then about 2 centimetres above that.
- You may need more water than I have suggested above, so add the 250mls then if you need more add it.
- Add in salt and pepper to your taste.
- Turn the heat up and bring the rice to the boil.
- When the rice is at boiling point, turn the heat down and leave to simmer on a low heat.
- Go back to the rice and if there is a little water in the saucepan with the rice, turn the heat up and start to stir it until all the water disappears.
- Set the rice to one side.
- If using uncooked prawns put a large saucepan onto a high heat on the hob and add oil to the pan.
- Once the pan is hot add in the prawns and cook on either side for 2 minutes or until the prawns turn pink.
- Don’t cook for any long or they will taste rubbery.
- Add the sauce to the large saucepan and heat through.
- Chop the coriander and put into the saucepan as well.
- Then add in the cooked prawns and stir these ingredients together.
- Serve with the rice or quinoa and cooked green vegetable and enjoy.
Roasted Butternut Squash Prawn Curry was a hit in this house. My husband Howard, son Ted and I all really enjoyed this dinner. It was packed with flavour and tasted amazing. The sauce could be made in advance of a meal and frozen. The dish also made delicious leftovers the next day too. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx