Butternut Squash Tacos with Sweet Sriracha Glaze

Tonight’s dinner was another recipe from Purple Carrot/

purplecarrot.com  Butternut Squash Tacos with Sweet Sriracha Glaze was a quick and easy meal to prepare.  It was a tasty summer meal that I recommend.

INGREDIENTS…

Salt and pepper

Vegetable oil

Onion

Butternut Squash

Red Bell Pepper

Corn Tortillas

Fresh Cilantro

Soy Sauce

Sriracha

Brown Sugar

Lime

Scallions

PREPARE THE ONION…

Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees F.  Peel and quarter the onion,  then lightly salt and wrap each quarter in foil.  Put the onion on a baking sheet in the oven for 20 minutes;  then remove from the heat but leave in the foil.

CARAMELIZE THE SQUASH…

In a large skillet,  heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat.  In an even layer,  spread out the butternut squash in the skillet and cook,  turning occasionally,  until it starts to caramelize.  Cook until it’s golden brown and tender,  about 10-15 minutes.

PREPARE THE PEPPER…

Rinse,  trim and remove the seeds from the red pepper:  slice from top to bottom making slices about 1/4 inch thick.  In a medium skillet,  heat 1 tablespoon of oil on high heat.  Once hot,  add red peppers and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until it’s tender and beginning to brown in places,  about 3 to 5 minutes.  Wrap the tortillas up in foil and place in the oven to warm.

WRAP THIS UP…

In a small saucepan on medium-high heat,  add the soy sauce,  brown sugar,  and Sriracha,  cook until the sauce resembles a light syrup,  about 3-4 minutes.   Rinse the lime,  cilantro,  and scallions.  Cut lime into wedges and pick cilantro from the stems;  set aside.  Slice scallion thinly at an angle or into rounds.

IT’S TACO TIME….

To serve,  remove onion from foil.  Take tortillas out of the oven and unfoil as well.  Lay out a tortilla and place desired amount of onion,  pepper,  and squash in its center.  Top with cilantro,  scallion,  and sauce.  Serve with lime wedges.

SUMMARY…

2 servings

40 minutes preparation time.

NUTRITION…

682 calories

24g Fat

106g carbs

14g protein.

This was definitely a meal I would recommend.

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