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    Rosemary-roasted squash with ham hock and lentils

    • 1 of your 5 a day
    • Gluten Free
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • Total time: 50 minutes 50 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 500g pack frozen essential Waitrose Butternut Squash
    • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
    • 250g puy or Waitrose Wholesome Lentils
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 100ml essential Waitrose Single Cream
    • 180g pack Cooks’ Ingredients pulled ham hock
    • 25g sunflower seeds
    • 20g pack flat leaf parsley, chopped


    1. Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6. Spread the frozen butternut squash in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet and sprinkle with the chopped rosemary. Bake for 30–35 minutes, turning once until lightly browned. Cook the lentils in a pan of boiling water for 15–18 minutes until tender. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and add the onion. Cook for 5–6 minutes until soft and golden. Stir in the mustard, cream and some seasoning and bring to simmering point.
    3. Cut the squash into even cubes and stir into the cream sauce with the drained lentils, ham hock, sunflower seeds and parsley. Heat through gently then check seasoning and serve.

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    Cook's tips

    Try adding 100g frozen peas with the onion for extra colour and texture. Delicious served cold as a salad.

    Drinks recommendation

    Flavour and texture combine in this dish, suiting a white that’s fairly full-bodied but still with plenty of freshness. Try Domaine Begude Chardonnay 2008 Limoux, South of France.


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