Here in the UK, much is made of the shameful wastage of food that occurs daily in our homes. Well I have to say little goes to waste in our house as we can't afford it to. I suppose we have a bit of a war mentality - as if their was a shortage and every scrap was another mouthful for someone. We love left-overs. In fact we love them so much I often plan to have leftovers. They make super breakfasts, for example, plus its amazing what you can turn them into! For want of a better name I call this dish:
In fact, it is not one dish, but however many you can think of. The variations are endless and it need never be served up the same way twice! This recipe can be easily adapted for any meat - cold leftover turkey/chicken, or freshly cooked fish.
It is so simple, but it does need some leftover squash. You can adapt it as much as you like and you won't go far wrong, but it does make for a delicious dish. I include some ideas dependent on your diet.
I like to roast heaps of squash and carrot on a Sunday, while the Sunday roast is cooking. Then I have left-over squash/carrot mix (which does fine for this recipe) for soups and casseroles and stir-fries throughout the week.
Variations: Experiment and you will make a new dish every time!
As it is a left-overs meal, I tend to use cold meat - often left-over from the Sunday roast. However, we also like it with fish. I buy frozen fish, bring it to the boil in a pan of water and let it cook for a few minutes until flaky (this does not take long!). Then I mix it up with the squash as per recipe.
Mix a quantitiy of ground almonds (almond flour) with a small amount of butter and rub the butter in to make a crumble. Sprinkle this on top before placing in the oven.
Gratin: Gently fry thin slices of swede in a frying pan until they soften. Layer them over the casserole and place in the oven. Ten minutes before serving, sprinkle with cheese and return to the oven until melted and bubbling.
Cauliflower Sauce instead of or in addition to the stock: See recipe here. Make a batch and it will do a couple of meals during the week.
Tomato Passata maybe watered down a little with a quantity of stock.
Add different veg: pepper, frozen peas, tomatoes etc...
This dish is suitable for GAPS stage 4 of the introduction diet, once roast foods are introduced.