Great tasting dish, kabocha squash is very sweet like a pumpkin or yam, and it was nice to have the leeks and sage for contrast. This would be a nice side at Thanksgiving in place of your usual candied yams. Served with roast chicken, potatoes and carrots, and cranberry sauce. [Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag]
Really, really yummy. I didn't have any leeks, so used a yellow onion; didn't have fresh sage, so used rubbed sage; didn't have time to roast in the oven, so I chunked it up & steamed the squash - still turned out great! I also used less butter (about 2/3 of a stick) which I won't do next time since I thought it turned out a little dry - but oh, still so yummy!
We had never had kabocha before but we LOVE IT now! My 10 year old calls this recipe "a keeper" and my husband licked his plate clean... oohing and aaahing over it the whole time!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration! Food.com cooks never let me down!!
The flavour is just wonderful...the sage adds a nice earthiness to the dish. As this was my first attempt at using Kabocha...I found that is was quite different from other squash I have used. It was alot more drier than most. It was almost too dry. I don't know if that is the way they are...or if I may have overcooked it. At any rate...I will be trying this again and maybe using a wee bit of chicken stock to thin if needed. Thank you for sharing.
My husband said this was some of the best winter squash he had ever eaten. Plus its super simple. I really liked not having to try to cut the squash before it was cooked since they have such hard shells. I still had fresh sage in my container garden and its a very nice addition to the dish.
Easy to do and very tasty.
Easy to make, did not have any sage leaves, so used ground sage. Good flavor, reminded my daughter of stuffing becuse of the sage seasoning