Spicy Roasted Delicata Squash with Chili Crunch Cream & Candied Cashews – Momofuku Peachy Keen

Spicy Roasted Delicata Squash with Chili Crunch Cream & Candied Cashews

  • 3 lb assorted squash such as delicata, acorn, or butternut, sliced or cubed
  • ⅓ cup gochujang
  • 1 tablespoons oyster sauce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Momofuku Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon Momofuku Spicy Seasoned Salt
  • 1 tablespoon + ½ cup sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Momofuku Savory Seasoned Salt
  • 2 cups creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons Momofuku Chili Crunch
  • 1 Bunch cilantro, shiso, or mint, roughly chopped

Chef Eunjo Park’s Korean marinade is a flavor layering game. It combines the spiciness of gochujang and our Seasoned Salt, the savoriness of soy sauce, and the sweetness of mirin and honey. We’ve also discovered—it’s perfect on roasted root vegetables, like this delicata squash. 

The base is a spicy cream sauce made using our Momofuku Chili Crunch, and on top we throw on candied cashews. It’s great as a side for Thanksgiving, but equally delicious served during the week if you add in boneless chicken thighs too.

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine gochujang, Spicy Seasoned Salt, oyster sauce, soy sauce, mirin, honey, sugar, and garlic in a bowl or food processor and blend until smooth. Stream in olive oil. Transfer to a large bowl with squash and toss to combine.

Add in a single layer onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and roast for 30 minutes until fully cooked and beginning to darken.

Meanwhile, make the candied cashews (or substitute with any store-bought candied nuts). Add the butter to a small pan and melt. Add the sugar, cashews, and salt. Stir the mixture frequently until the sugar caramelizes over the cashews. Once it has all melted over the nuts, they are done. Pour them out onto a piece of parchment paper and let cool.

Mix creme fraiche and Momofuku Chili Crunch vigorously until thoroughly combined—or use a food processor.

To assemble, spoon creme fraiche onto a large serving platter and pile roasted squash on top. Drizzle with additional Chili Crunch and topped with candied cashews.


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