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Mill City Cooks: Grilled Delicata Squash with Spiced Yogurt Dressing and Grilled Baguette with Lavender Chocolate and Olive Oil

For the October 14 Mill City Cooks demo, Chef Beth Jones Grilled Delicata Squash with Spiced Yogurt Dressing and Grilled Baguette with Lavender Chocolate and Olive Oil.

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

First, the squash is grilled. One thing I love about Delicata (besides how yummy it is) is that the skin is edible. That cuts down on prep time and food waste. 

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

The squash is tossed with olive oil before hitting the grill.

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Next comes the onion and pumpkin seed layer, which consists of red onions, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup and sea salt. For this demo, Beth also added in some kale thinly sliced using the chiffonade method to assure it cooked fast.

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

The onions are thinly sliced and fried in a bit of oil until brown and slightly crisp. At that point, the pumpkin seeds are added. When they started to pop, the kale was added. Maple syrup is drizzled on, and then a sprinkle of sea salt.

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

The Spiced Yogurt Dressing is comprised of plain Greek yogurt, cilantro, ground cumin and coriander, garlic and salt and pepper to taste.    

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Coriander is the seed from the cilantro plant, with a light lemony taste. Below, Beth minces some dried coriander she brought from her garden.

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

The dish is plated by first putting the grilled and sliced squash on the platter, then a layer of the onion/pumpkin seed mixture, dollops of dressing, and a final sprinkle of the onion/pumpkin seed mixture.

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Beth displayed the Grilled Delicata Squash with Spiced Yogurt Dressing on a platter from art vendor Fringe & Fettle Ceramics.

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

For the Grilled Baguette with Lavender Chocolate and Olive Oil, Beth used baguettes from Salty Tart, Lavender Chocolate from French Nugget, olive oil and sea salt.

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

The baguettes are drizzled with olive oil and toasted on the grill. Pieces of the chocolate are then placed on top, given a second drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. Beth suggests serving this as a fast, easy dessert with fresh fruit and toasted nuts.

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Recipes prepared at Mill City Cooks demos can be found online

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to Lakewinds Food Co-op for sponsoring the 2017 Mill City Cooks series, and providing fun activities for the little ones!

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