Squash Stuffed with Cod Stew

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Squash Stuffed with Cod Stew
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Description

Embrace autumn with this recipe for Squash Stuffed with Cod Stew. Putting a twist on the typical bread bowl, this recipe elects to use a squash as the stew receptacle. Seasoned with paprika, cayenne, and sauteed garlic and onions, the stew features flaky cod and tender squash pieces for a filling and hearty stew. Filled with the savory cod stew, the squash are baked for 15-20 minutes or until soft for an entirely edible soup dish.

Ingredients

  • 300 grams dried salted codfish
  • 2 squash (small round)
  • 8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 scallions (or 1 small onion, peeled and minced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (peeled and minced)
  • 5 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 7 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 cayenne pepper (seeded and minced)
  • salt

Directions

  1. 1Desalt the cod. Cover the fish with water and let sit overnight.
  2. 2Cut the tops off the squash and very carefully, using a spoon, remove the seeds and flesh. Dice the flesh and set aside.
  3. 3Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  4. 4In a skillet, saute the onion or scallion in the olive oil. When it is halfway done, add the diced garlic and continue sauteing until the onions are transparent.
  5. 5Add the paprika, tomato sauce, cayenne pepper, cod, and squash flesh. Simmer on low heat until all the liquid has evaporated out. Salt to taste.
  6. 6Once the cod has softened, use the stirring spoon to flake it into small pieces. Set the filling aside to cool.
  7. 7Fill the squash with the cooked filling. Place the squash on a baking tray and bake 15 to 20 minutes until the outside squash has softened enough to eat everything together.
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