Gem Squash and Sweet Corn

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Hetta

In South Africa we braai instead of barbeque, but it "boils" down to the same method. We prefer an open fire to a barbeque kettle but this recipe will work equally well which ever method is being used. This is a quick way of adding vegetables to your braai and so easy that the kids love to do this as part of their duties.

Top Review by LauraMac

I am an American living in SA and had no idea how to cook gem squash! I tried with corn & cheese but adding garlic & butter per your instruction made it delicious. My husband said that this is a keeper for our next braii. Thank you!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut off the top third section of each gem sqaush. Keep the lid to replace later.
  2. Remove all the pips with a teaspoon.
  3. Fill eash gem sqaush with sweet corn, clump of butter, garlic and grated cheese.
  4. Replace the lid and wrap each gem sqaush with foil.
  5. Place in coals.
  6. The squashes are ready when soft at touch.

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