Roasted Butternut Squash with Chorizo-Spiced Kale
With its earthy sweetness and dense texture, butternut squash makes a hearty vegetable steak. At Chaval in Portland, chef Damian Sansonetti highlights its complexity with his chorizo spice mix. He blooms the blend of cumin, Pimentón, and coriander in oil to release their aroma, which provides a smoky foundation for this shoulder-season dish.
Roasted squash steaks can be held at room temperature up to 2 hours and served at room temperature. Make the kale mixture just before serving.
Any hard winter squash, such as honeynut or buttercup, can be substituted for butternut in this recipe.
Full-bodied, spicy white.