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Butternut squash is also known in Australia as Butternut pumpkin, is a type of winter squash that is absolutely delicious.  It has a distinct sweet and nutty taste that is similar to that of pumpkin.  This type of yellow skin squash also boasts an orange fleshy pulp. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer.

The most popular variety, the Waltham Butternut, originated in Stow, Massachusetts, on what is now the Butternut Farm Golf Club. This makes a very unique ingredient for our next pizza creation which I’m sure you’ll absolutely love!

Ingredients:

* 1 1/2 pound butternut squash

* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

* 1/2 cup water

* 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and kept warm

* 10 sheets phyllo stacked between sheets of wax paper and covered with a kitchen towel

* 9 tablespoons parmesan cheese — freshly grated

* 6 slices bacon cut into 1/2-inch pieces, cooked until crisp, and drained

* 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves — minced

* 6 scallion greens — chopped

* 1 small red onion sliced thin and separated into pieces

Directions:

Quarter squash lengthwise and discard seeds. Peel squash carefully and cut into 3/4-inch pieces. In a large heavy skillet cook squash in oil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add water and salt to taste and simmer, covered, until squash is just tender, about 10 minutes. Simmer squash, uncovered, until almost all water is evaporated, about 5 minutes. In a food processor purée squash with salt and pepper to taste. Squash purée may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Lightly brush a large baking sheet with some butter and put 1 sheet phyllo on butter. Lightly brush phyllo with some remaining butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Put another sheet of phyllo over cheese, pressing it firmly so that it adheres to bottom layer. Butter, sprinkle with cheese, and layer remaining phyllo in the same manner, ending with a sheet of phyllo. Lightly brush top sheet with remaining butter. Fold in all sides 1/4 inch, pressing to top sheet, and fold up a 1/4-inch border, crimping corners.

Spread squash purée evenly on phyllo crust and top with bacon, rosemary, scallion greens, and onion.

Bake pizza in middle of oven until crust is golden, about 15 minutes.

Smoked Salmon & Fennel Potato Pizza Recipe

Posted by Lock On April - 10 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

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Today we have an interesting pizza recipe for you… many are not aware that seafood can be used as a delcious topping for pizza…. give this one a try. This is a recipe was taken directly from HPC Legendary Pizza Recipes!

Ingredients:

* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 medium onion
* 2 cups finely chopped fresh fennel bulb
* Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
* 1/2 cup white wine
* 3 medium potatoes, peeled
* 1/2 cup minced chives or green onion
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1/2 pound smoked salmon, sliced
* 2 tablespoons minced chives or green onion
* 3 tablespoons sour cream, stirred
* Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

Pour oil into a hot fry pan, add onions and fennel, sauté for 5 minutes. Season
with salt and pepper, add wine, lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until
vegetables are tender and liquid has evaporated. While fennel is cooking, grate
potatoes onto a clean tea towel, roll towel up and squeeze grated potatoes dry,
transfer to a bowl. Add chives, cornstarch, salt and pepper, toss well to mix.
Heat a large 10 to 12″ (25.530 cm) fry pan over medium-high heat, add oil, then
the potato mixture. Using a large spatula, press potatoes down to cover bottom
of pan evenly, keep pressing down and cook for 5-6 minutes; carefully flip over
and continue pressing and cooking for another 5-6 minutes until crusty and
golden. Slide onto a platter, spread with the warm fennel, top with smoked
salmon and chives, drizzle with sour cream and finish with lots of freshly ground
pepper. Serve immediately.