Filled Butternut Bottoms

This delicious recipe illustrates perfectly how important it is to season in layers. In that way you get the maximum flavour out of each and every component.


  • 2 biggish bulbous butternuts, cut off the long necks and reserve for another use
  • Ina Paarman's Vegetable Spice
  • 2 T (30 ml) butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Ina Paarman's Green Onion Seasoning
  • ± 100 g baby tomatoes

Scrape out the pips and fibre from the butternut bottoms. Season the insides with Vegetable Spice and add 1 T (15 ml) of butter to each one. Divide the onion between the two butternuts and season with Green Onion Seasoning.

Prick the baby tomatoes once with a toothpick and pile on top of the onion and press down well into the hollow. Season them with Vegetable Spice. Put on a dinner plate with 3T (45 ml) of water. Microwave on 100% power for 7-9 minutes depending on size.

To finish off:

Place butternuts, skin side down, on the braai to cook through before serving.

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