Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pumpkin,(Squash) Caramelized Onion, and Feta Gratin



In the Jun/Jul 2015 Donna Hay Magazine on page 32, you will find a recipe for Pumpkin, Caramelized Onion, and Feta Gratin.  This week, Gaye selected this intriguing recipe for our group, WwDH to make.  When I first saw it, I was quite happy about the choice and already knew, I would use butternut squash.

My problem was, in this case, I felt I needed a photo and since I did not have the magazine, I only had a copy of the printed word.  The recipe called for chopped squash or pumpkin, but I had no idea what the size was.  Was it more diced like chop or a bigger one?  I guessed and easily lived with the decision.  I can't wait to check out everyone else and see how they interpreted this if they also did not have the magazine.

Also caramelized onion relish was called for (store bought) and I have never seen that in any of the stores.  I simply caramelized the onions and ended up burning some, in the process.

The recipe called for flaked almonds, another product, I have no knowledge of.  I used sliver almonds guessing this was the same item.  I also don't know what pouring cream is and used some heavy cream.

There was also feta cheese and this is the first time, I noted feta melting.  That may be because I usually use feta in cold salads.

I think, I stayed true to the recipe despite my confusion over some of the ingredients.  The final dish was good, but I would have liked it better with a teaspoon of honey in it.   It missed the sweet element.

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3 comments:

  1. Chaya,
    It is an interesting recipe. I love caramelized onions and feta with anything- would not have thought to combine it with pumpkin or squash. But it sounds good!

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  2. Hi Chaya, the size of your pumpkin is good. Your sliver almonds are the same as our flaked almonds, and our slivered almonds are almonds cut long-ways. Glad you enjoyed this.

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  3. I really wanted to make this but just didn't get to it. Catch-up week! I was also unsure about the jar of caramelized onions so am glad you made it with your own. Looks delish!

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