Month of Dinners Blog Relay Day Five: Chorizo-Stuffed Acorn Squash

September 21, 2012 | By | Comments (0)

I’m continuing our Month of Dinners Blog Relay today with a delicious recipe that’s perfect for a crisp fall evening.

There was no question I wanted to make the Chorizo-Stuffed Acorn Squash because I am a lover of all squash–summer or winter. Plus, I needed a good excuse to use the acorn squash I received in my CSA box this week.

I had a hunch that this was going to be an easy and enjoyable dish to make when the only thing I had to head to the supermarket for was the chorizo. I was, however, a little confused about where to find cured chorizo (turns out it’s near the deli and cheese section), but selected a nice spicy one to give the dish some heat once I finally got my bearings.

The dish itself is a cinch to prepare. Just whip up your filling while the squash cooks, heat it all up, and toss the salad together. Here’s how mine turned out:

Chorizo-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Other than the spicy chorizo, the only alteration I made was to use couscous instead of bulgur since it’s what I had on hand. Using couscous actually made prep work even simpler thanks to a trick Jeff Koehler, author of Morocco: A Culinary Journey With Recipes, taught me.  Just combine equal parts couscous and lukewarm water and let sit for 15 minutes.

I can say with confidence that I’ll definitely be making this Month of Dinners recipe again!

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