Winter Squash and Wild Mushroom Curry

Winter Squash and Wild Mushroom Curry
Recipe Date:
August 25, 2020
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  • 3 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 10 ozs butternut or other winter squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 small green chiles, such as jalapeño or serrano
  • 3 medium shallots or 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • handful of fresh or frozen curry leaves (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • pinch of ground cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 lb mushrooms, preferably a mix of cultivated and wild, trimmed and sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsps lime juice
  • cilantro sprigs, for garnish

Tasting notes: Winter squash with mushrooms screams for Pinot noir. We love the bright fruit Pinot noir brings to curry recipes!

Serena's tips: This definitely makes 4 servings, not 6. You can choose to roast the squash for 20 minutes at 400 degreees instead of cooking it on the stove. Definitely use full fat coconut milk because ti makes the texture much better. In step 3, we cook the garlic with the shallots.


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Recipe courtesy of David Tanis and the New York Times. Photo courtesy of David Malosh for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Simon Andrews.