Oven roasted Delicata rings are sweet and crispy and create a beautiful presentation. It is the easiest of all winter squashes to prepare since you don’t have to peel it, which is most of the battle with winter squashes. It slices into perfectly sized portions and provides a terrific result with very little effort.
2 Delicata Squash (about one lb each)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp chili garlic paste
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 400°
Combine all ingredients for dipping sauce in a bowl and stir until evenly blended.
Cut off the blossom and stem ends of the squash to the point where they form a flat-sided cylinder.
Cut the squash in half. It is easier to work with pieces 3 or 4 inches long. Scoop out the seeds and pulp with a melon baller—a teaspoon will work almost as well.
Slice into ⅛ to ¼ inch rings.
Toss the squash rings with vegetable oil until evenly coated on both sides.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt. Roast for 25 or until lightly browned, and the edges have caramelized.
Arrange squash rings around a bowl filled with the dipping sauce.