One of my greatest joys in the kitchen is coming up with a recipe using only a handful of ingredients, those ingredients so fresh, and so flavorful, playing so intensely of one another, that you think to yourself, can this even be possible? Can this really exist?
I considered writing up a recipe for some sort of fabulous fish taco, smothered in a cilantro lime sauce, and topped with crunchy lettuce, but during the last minute, while on a quick run to the store, I saw this beautiful butternut squash and I knew what had to be done. I took it home, and almost cut off my left hand trying to peel it. And then for a short moment I kind of regretted my decision, but after frying it up in some salty chili flakes that I brought back from Istanbul last summer, I was confident with my decision.