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Jerk Delicata Squash


For the pickled raisins:

1 cup white wine vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup golden raisins

For the squash:

½ cup butter, softened

¼ cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon allspice 

2 teaspoons salt 

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

4 delicata squash, deseeded and cut into rounds

Garnish: Pickled raisins, parsley leaves, and toasted pecans


  1. Make the pickled raisins: In a pot over medium heat, stir vinegar and sugar until sugar dissolves. Pour hot liquid over raisins and set aside until raisins plump.
  2. Make the squash: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and seasonings. Toss squash in mixture, then transfer to a roasting pan. Roast until tender, about 20 minutes, turning every 8 minutes to make sure they caramelize evenly. Serve sprinkled with
 pickled raisins, parsley, and pecans.
From Nina Compton's Caribbean Christmas.
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