Butternut Squash is the base for all kinds of recipes. By cooking it on the smoker it picks up a whole new dimension of flavors. The smoky flavor of this squash will make any dish it is used in all the better. Best of all, you get to decide how smokey to make it.
- 1 large butternut squash
- 2 tablespoons/30 mL olive oil
- 2 tablespoons/30 mL coarse salt
Prepare smoke for a one and a half hour cook time at around 275 degrees F/135 degrees C. Cut the stem end of the butternut squash off, about an inch from the top. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on smoker and cook until soft all they way through.
A butternut squash, smoked for an hour and a half will have a strong smoke flavor. While this will cook down some when used in other recipes (like smoked butternut squash soup).
To reduce the smoke flavor, cut the smoking time in half and finish the squash off in the oven.