Butternut Squash in Fresh Green Curry
From a Chef's Kitchen
Butternut Squash in Fresh Green Curry makes a fresh and lively vegetarian main course!
- 1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup) (divided)
- 8 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 2 jalapeno peppers or 1 serrano pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1 small bunch cilantro (chopped)
- 0.75 cup water (divided)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 can (14-ounce) coconut milk (unsweetened)
- 1 medium butternut squash (1 1/2 to 2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil (optional)
- hot, cooked brown basmati rice
- Combine 1/4 cup onion, garlic, ginger, peppers, 1/2 cup cilantro and 1/4 cup water in a mini food processor or blender. Process, scraping down the sides until paste-like and fairly smooth. Set aside.
- Heat canola oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven. Add the remaining onion and cook 5-7 minutes or until softened and almost golden. Add coconut milk, remaining water, butternut squash, salt and green curry paste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes or until butternut squash is tender but not falling apart.
- Stir in remaining cilantro and chopped fresh basil if using. Garnish with reserved cilantro sprigs. Serve with hot, cooked brown basmati rice.