I tried this recipe because I had some frozen butternut squash in the freezer which I knew would shorten the preparation time. You can now find prepared butternut squash in the fresh produce department of your grocery stores.This recipe does not require any exotic ingredients but it gives a great flavourful stew for limited effort. My family loved it served as suggested on couscous. I added alot more cilantro because the flavour is so fresh, otherwise I made the recipe as is. This one is a keeper!!