Boulder-based Chef Hosea Rosenberg shares his holiday butternut squash recipe.  Full Story

(Photo: Courtesy Hosea Rosenberg)
To celebrate the overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving this year, Denver area chefs have offered up something unique for you to enjoy.

  • 10 butternut squash
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • ¼ canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch celery, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 10 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • Salt & fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Directions: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
 
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut squash in half, scrape out seeds, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil on aluminum to coat and place squash, cut side down, on foil. 
 
Place in center of oven and roast squash in oven until very soft, one hour or more. Allow to cool slightly and gently peel off skin.  
 
Meanwhile, in large pot, sautee onions, carrots, and celery in small amount of canola oil until soft.  Add spices and cook for about two minutes. Add squash pulp and just top with water. Bring to simmer for about half an hour.  Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for another half hour. Blend soup and strain through large strainer.  Check seasoning and add salt (pepper) as needed. If soup is too thick, add water. If it is too thin, simmer and reduce until thick. Cool.
 
This recipe is by Boulder-based chef Hosea Rosenberg.