Maple and Spice Roasted Butternut

From issue #4.
Photography by Photography by Nick Tresidder.
Maple and Spice Roasted Butternut

Serves: 8


1 kilo butternut pumpkin
1 tablespoon each toasted coriander seeds, cumin seeds and black peppercorns
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
melted butter for brushing pumpkin
3-4 tablespoons maple syrup


Preheat the oven to 200oC.
Place all the spices and the salt in a spice grinder and finely grind.
Peel, seed and cut the pumpkin into 1cm thick slices. Brush both sides of each slice with melted butter and sprinkle with the spice mixture. Place on an oven tray and roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Turn over and drizzle with the maple syrup. Cook for another 15 minutes, or until tender. Serves 8