Smoked Butternut Squash

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.

 

Directions:
  • 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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