Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Maple Syrup Dressing (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Maple Syrup Dressing (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, toss the squash crescents with 2 tablespoons of the butter, the sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of the Essence to coat. Place in a roasting pan or baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and roast, shaking the pan occasionally to prevent from sticking, until the squash is tender but still slightly firm, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Whisk in the goat cheese. Add the bread cubes and toss to evenly coat. Place on a small baking sheet and bake until toasted and bubbly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and creme fraiche. Add the vinegar, horseradish, salt and pepper and whisk until smooth. Slowly add the remaining 1/3 cup of oil, whisking constantly until emulsified.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the frisee and mesclun lettuces. Add the squash, croutons, and walnuts, and enough dressing to lightly coat. Toss to combine and adjust the seasoning, to taste.
  6. Divide the lettuces among 4 salad plates and top with the bacon lardons. Drizzle with additional dressing and serve.
  7. Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  8. Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
  9. Yield: about 2/3 cup
  10. Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking , by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 525.77 Kcal (2201 kJ)
Calories from fat 260.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.97g 45%
Cholesterol 39.81mg 13%
Sodium 3830.05mg 160%
Potassium 744.92mg 16%
Total Carbs 54.75g 18%
Sugars 15.68g 63%
Dietary Fiber 9.59g 38%
Protein 16.18g 32%
Vitamin C 18.8mg 31%
Vitamin A 2.7mg 89%
Iron 6mg 34%
Calcium 381.8mg 38%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.11 Kcal (407 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.35g 45%
Cholesterol 7.35mg 13%
Sodium 707.43mg 160%
Potassium 137.59mg 16%
Total Carbs 10.11g 18%
Sugars 2.9g 63%
Dietary Fiber 1.77g 38%
Protein 2.99g 32%
Vitamin C 3.5mg 31%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 89%
Iron 1.1mg 34%
Calcium 70.5mg 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.1
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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