Butternut Squash and Shrimp Coconut Curry by Dora Cheng
It’s time for another #PAfallharvest pick! 🍂
Tis the season for winter squash! Though Acorn, Spaghetti, and Kabocha varieties are certainly showstoppers, it’s Butternut that gets the spotlight today.
Butternut squash is the G.O.A.T of fall produce (please don’t @ us). It’s versatile (soups, roasts, desserts, OH MY). It’s reliable (similar to its summer cousins, we’re likely going to be stocked on this veg to infinity and beyond). And it’s quintessentially fall (that nutty, sweet autumn flavor though 🤤).
Our guest chef Dora Cheng really outdid herself with this next #PAfallharvest recipe.. Meet the Butternut Squash and Shrimp Coconut Curry of your DREAMS!
That’s not all folks! Our partners at Sunnyside Packing Company provided fresh-from-the-field butternut squash to help Dora make this delicious dish happen. 🧡
Butternut Squash and Shrimp Coconut Curry
1 butternut squash (provided by Sunnyside Packing Company!)
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 red bell pepper
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons red curry paste
1/2 teaspoon yellow curry powder
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 can coconut milk
Cook the diced butternut squash in a large skillet until they begin to turn golden. Transfer them to a pot.
Add the red curry paste, yellow curry powder, fish sauce, sugar, and coconut milk to the butternut squash. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then cover the pot and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Add water if the sauce is too thick.
Cook the shrimps with chopped garlic in the skillet until they turn golden.
When the butternut squash turns soft, stir in sliced red bell peppers. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Then, stir in baby spinach, shrimps and cilantro and simmer over low meat for 5-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the curry with rice and garnish with crunchy chickpeas and cilantro.
About the Chef
Dora is a skilled chef with an eye (and taste!) for fine dining, fast eats, and everything else in between. You may recognize her as the witty @eating4three on Instagram, sharing her adventures in devouring professional dishes (#HaveUSeenMeEat) and whipping up some of her own (#HaveUSeenMeCook).
When she's not eating, Dora likes to hang out in local coffee shops, take naps, and entertain her cat, Bubblegum. 😸