Winter squash are so delicious and hearty that, in my opinion, they need very little in the way of preparation. They are best when allowed to shine through with their own complex and varied flavors – eaten a la carte, or as an accompaniment to your favorite protein dish.
NAKED SWEET MEAT
One large or 2 small Sweet Meat squash (any winter squash will do just as well – try them all!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and seed the squash. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
Toss the cubes of squash in walnut oil until evenly coated then spread into a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Sprinkle salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. (Generous on the salt and gentle on the nutmeg!)
Roast on the middle rack of the oven until tender – approximately 40 minutes.
Now that you’ve tried it naked, how about dressing it up a little: