We are enjoying the beautiful fall weather here in Northern Utah and of course the harvest. At this time of year there is a bounty of all kinds of squash, so we thought we would try cooking some on the pellet grill. I love the nutty and woody flavor these vegetables take on when smoked. We used Orchard Apple BBQ Pellets which will work great and add a mild sweetness to any vegetable.
What you will need:
- Butternut squash
- Maple syrup (the real kind)
- 6 T. Butter (cubed into 12 pieces)
- Brown sugar
- Turn the pellet grill on 300 degrees to pre-heat.
- Cut the butternut in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
- Place the squash face down on the rack of the pellet grill. Cook with high smoke for 30 minutes, and then turn squash over and smoke for 30 more minutes.
- Place each squash half on piece of tin foil big enough to wrap it in.
- Cover each with maple syrup, a sprinkle of brown sugar and about 6 cubes of butter. Close the foil wrap by rolling the ends together and folding up the remaining two sides to form an airtight cover.
- Place back on the pellet grill (set at 400) until tender, about 30-40 more minutes.
- Unfold the foil carefully to keep the syrup, put the squash on a plate and pour the remaining syrup over the top. Serve by scooping out with a spoon.
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