Here is a great dish that is just a simple, good combination of flavors and really, isn't that what eating is all about?
It's sausage and butternut squash.
2nd Man took a butternut squash, peeled it and diced it into little cubes. Instead of roasting them in the oven like one might normally do, these are cooked in a skillet with a little olive oil and salt and pepper (to taste). Cook over medium heat.
Next he minced up two small shallots...
...and added them to the sautéing squash.
Finally, he sliced up a pound of Andouille sausage. Andouille is a specially seasoned sausage that works wonderfully with the sweetness of the squash.
This sausage is fully cooked (at least the kind we get) so it's just a matter of sautéing it with the other ingredients until everything starts to get a few brown bits (flavor!) and the squash is fork tender.
|Butternut squash with Andouille sausage dinner|
We served it with a side of mashed potatoes and was just delicious. We love the combination of flavors because it reminds us of the flavors of Fall or Winter. I know we're in Spring now (at least in this part of the world) but if you can get butternut squash and sausage, it's good anytime of year.