I used to dislike acorn squash and still wouldn’t make it one of my first selections from the produce department. There’s nothing particularly enticing about acorn squash, especially for a man. I mean really what is one to do with a miniature greenish pumpkin?
Out of desperation to create something out of nothing I thought up this recipe for BBQing acorn squash. It’s simple, quick, and might just make you go back to the store and purchase another mini green pumpkin.
One key-note: I use apple wood chips for this recipe to add some sweetness, but any type of wood chips can be used as a subsitute.
- 1 whole acorn squash
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoons brown sugar
- salt and pepper
- fresh ground nutmeg
- apple wood chips
- aluminum foil
- Presoak your wood chips (if necessary) in water for 20-30 minutes
- Preheat your grill to high and set-up for indirect grilling
- While the grill is heating, slice the acorn squash in half and remove the seeds
- Add 2 tablespoons of butter and ½ tbsp of brown sugar to the hollowed cavity of each half
- Lightly salt and pepper each half, along with a light dusting of freshly ground nutmeg
- Crinkle up a small sheet of aluminum foil into a circular base for each half to sit on while on the grill
- Place each acorn half (on its base) on the grill (indirect zone)
- Add wood chips to fire
- Cook acorn(s) for 15-20 minute or until the squash has become completely soft when probed with a fork
- Remove from grill, let rest and enjoy!
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