Riverford Wicked Leeks

Mini butternut squash x4

Mini butternut squash x4

SKU# FINBXBUT

Availability: In stock

£3.25

These pocket-sized squashes are far too tasty to go to waste. A crop from our French farm, they’ve come through rather under size – but still sweet, creamy and delectable. We thought we’d offer them in bags of four; each a convenient two-person portion, and perfect if you just want a bit of Butternut for a recipe (no need to keep a cut squash in your fridge). The rest can sit in a cheerful troop on the shelf until you’re ready to eat them.

Cooking

Cook just as you would a normal Butternut; an exceptionally versatile squash, thin-skinned and easy to prepare. Chopped into chunks, it will roast in a medium-hot oven in 20-25 mins. Butternut squash also makes a sturdy base for a soup, or a stable purée to stir through risottos. The flesh holds its shape well as it cooks, making it ideal to add to stews and curries.

Storage

Keep squash warm and dry. Enjoy their decorative qualities by storing them on a kitchen shelf. They should last several months. Once cut, keep them in the fridge and use within a week.

Country of origin

Grown in France.

Grower information

Grown on our French farm, Le Boutinard, 10 miles from the coast in the Vendée region of Western France. We chose the location very carefully: the light and rainfall there are just right for producing a bounty of colourful spring crops that are ready to harvest just a few vital weeks ahead of the UK season. And by road, it’s the same distance from our Devon farm as the Fens!