cooking for your boyfriend

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halibut with Roasted Butternut Squash

Serves 4 hungry boyfriends in 45 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for fish
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 large halibut fillets
  • paprika 
  • honey
  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil
Directions

1.  Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil.  Set aside.  Prepare the squash.  Peel squash using a vegetable peeler.  Using a sharp knife slice off top to remove tough stem.  Discard top slice.  Carefully divide squash cutting off the long top from the round bottom.  Slice lengthwise through the round bottom.  Scoop out seeds using a spoon.  Cube the squash in 1.5 in cubes, making sure the pieces are all about the same size (cubes don't need to be perfect).  Place cubed squash into a large bowl.  Add olive oil and brown sugar.  Season with salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Pour onto baking sheets evenly spreading around squash.  Cook for 30 minutes.  Drizzle with honey.

2.  While the squash is cooling cook the fish.  Heat safflower oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium- high heat.  Season fish with paprika, salt and pepper.  Cook fish 2 minutes per side.

3.  Serve your boyfriend.  Serve everything on one plate.  The savory fish is a nice contrast to the sweet butternut squash.  

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