Page 18 - ALG Issue 4 2019
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with Erin
Erin is a chef and teacher based in Stroud. Each issue, she will be sharing with us a few of her delicious recipes for using allotment produce. Photographs: ©Michael Ruggier
Roasted squash and mango soft tacos GLUTEN FREE WITH VEGAN OPTION
  Winter squash is wonderful when paired with Mexican flavours. Every year I grow a variety of winter squash and this recipe is always welcome.
In the summer, swap the squash for sweetcorn, it’s delicious! Simply strip the corn off the cob carefully using
a knife and then roast for about 10 minutes or until starting to colour.
Serves 4-6
1 small or 1/2 large winter squash, about 400 grams
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
100g mild feta, or Wensleydale Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeño or green chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
10g fresh coriander, finely chopped (about 3 tbsp)
2-4 spring onions, thinly sliced
12 corn or wheat tortillas
1 ripe mango, peeled, halved, pit removed & sliced into 12 long strips Lime wedges, to serve
Vegan version: omit the cheese altogether or use a vegan feta
Preheat the oven to 200°C / Gas Mark 6. Place the whole squash in the oven for 10 minutes to soften, making it easier to peel and chop. Let it cool. Peel the squash, cut in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds. Slice into small 1.25cm (1⁄2 inch) cubes. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil, season with salt and pepper and roast for 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile combine the feta, lime zest, lime juice, remaining oil, jalapeño, coriander and spring onions in a bowl.
Winter squash is wonderful when
Add the squash to the bowl when roasted. Season with salt and pepper, taste and adjust the seasoning.
      paired Wrap in kitchen foil and heat for 10 with minutes in a hot oven. Alternatively,
Mexican place the tortillas in a dry (no oil) frying flavours pan over medium heat and cook them for about 30 seconds on each side. You
can also do away with the frying pan and char the tortillas directly over the gas flames for a few seconds using tongs!
To serve, place a spoonful of the squash mixture on the tortilla and top with
a mango slice and serve with lime wedges.
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