Roasted Butternut Pumpkin with Stewed Cannellini Beans, Gremolata & Brussels Sprouts

You’ll finish this classic, Italian dish with a fresh, zesty gremolata. This versatile mixture of citrus zest, herbs and fresh garlic can be used to add brightness to almost any dish. Here, it’s the perfect complement to tender butternut pumpkin and fresh, crunchy Brussels sprouts.

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Roasted-Butternut-Pumpkin Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 120 Grams Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 400g Can Cannellini Beans
  • 1 Bunch Parsley
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Kilo Butternut Pumpkin
  • 1 Teaspoon Curry Powder

Instructions

Prepare the ingredients:

1

Prepare the ingredients:

Preheat the oven to 260 C. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Remove and discard the tough, outer leaves of the Brussels sprouts. Pick off the remaining leaves and place in a small bowl until you reach the core of the sprout; discard the core. Peel and mince the garlic and shallot. Smash the garlic until it resembles a paste. Peel and small dice the carrot. Drain and rinse the beans. Finely chop the parsley. Using a peeler, remove the yellow rind of the lemon, avoiding the white pith; mince to get 2 teaspoons of lemon zest. Quarter the lemon and remove the seeds. Using a sturdy, sharp knife, peel the pumpkin Scoop out and discard the seeds. Cut the pumpkin into ½-inch thick planks.

Cook the pumpkin:

2

Cook the pumpkin:

Place the pumpkin on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss to thoroughly coat. Place in the oven and roast 20 to 23 minutes, or until golden brown and tender when pierced with a knife, flipping halfway through.

Make the gremolata:

3

Make the gremolata:

While the pumpkin roasts, in a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, parsley and half the garlic paste. Stir in enough olive oil to create a rough paste and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cook the beans:

4

Cook the beans:

While the pumpkin continues to roast, in a large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the shallot and remaining garlic paste. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the carrot and season with salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Stir in the curry powder and cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until toasted. Add the beans and ½ cup of water; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly reduced in volume. Remove from heat, mash ¼ of the beans with a fork then stir to incorporate.

Dress the Brussels sprouts:

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Dress the Brussels sprouts:

In a large bowl, combine the Brussels sprouts, the juice of 1 lemon wedge and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss until well coated.

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You plate it:

Just before plating, stir the juice of 1 lemon wedge and half the gremolata into the beans. Divide the roasted pumpkin, beans and Brussels sprouts between 2 dishes. Garnish with the remaining gremolata and serve with the remaining lemon wedges. Enjoy!