In the past several weeks, I’ve made a few truly delicious dishes. I’m generally a decent, if not terribly highbrow, cook, but every once in a while I cook something that tastes like real cuisine. Both of these were a surprise and a delight to me, so I wanted to share them here.
A lot of times fancy-tasting food takes a lot of work to prepare, but this was simple to make and yielded a really elegant combination of flavors. The lemon, butter, and mint worked wonderfully with the tang of the onions, and it tasted great cold the next day, too.
Butternut squash pizza with caramelized onions, Gorgonzola, walnuts and arugula, via the Washington Post
Butternut squash pizza is one of my top five pizzas (one of the others is the Chevrette from Farm in Bloomington) and Bertucci’s used to make a delicious version with candied walnuts that I ordered like it was my job until they discontinued it. This recipe scratched my squash pizza itch marvelously, and it’s a perfect way to usher in fall weather (or conjure it up, if, like me, you’re cursing this late summer heat). When Ben and I made this, we added some fresh mozzarella for even more deliciousness.