Kabocha Squash - Steamed

  • 1 (2 to 2 1/2 pound) Kabocha squash
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Bring 8 - quart pot of water to boil. Add squash and boil, uncovered, 2 1/2 minutes. Using tongs, flip squash over, then boil 2 1/2 minutes more. Drain and let cool. When squash is cool enough to handle, cut off top and bottom and remove skin with paring knife. Cut squash in half crosswise, scoop out seeds, and cut flesh into 1-inch chunks. In medium bowl, stir together squash, olive oil, honey, ginger and salt. Transfer to steamer set over boiling water and steam until tender, about 15 minutes. Spoon onto large plate and serve.