Not Your Regular Squash

November 20, 2012

Miso Kabocha Squash


  • 6 tablespoons white miso
  • 3-in. piece fresh ginger, peeled and very finely grated
  • 1/4 cup sake or fino sherry
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 kabocha squash (about 1 1/2 lbs.), seeded and cut into 1/4-in. slices
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a blender or food processor, whirl miso, ginger, sake, vegetable oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, toss squash slices with miso mixture to coat thoroughly. Lift slices from sauce and arrange them, overlapping slightly, on a large baking sheet. Reserve sauce.
  3. Bake 15 minutes. Brush slices with remaining sauce (you will have some left over) and cook until tender when thick edges are pierced with a fork, about 5 to 10 more minutes. Drizzle with sesame oil and serve hot or warm.



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