Instead of stuffing and baking these squash, I decided to grill them instead and top them with a hot chorizo vinaigrette. It's something I've wanted to try for a while, and it really turned out to be a wonderful combination.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place squash cut side up on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Generously sprinkle with kosher salt. Let sit 15 minutes to extract some moisture from the squash.

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  • Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat; add olive oil and ground chorizo. Cook until chorizo is very well browned, 6 to 8 minutes, breaking up the meat into fine pieces with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Remove from heat. Leave about 2 tablespoons of rendered fat in the pan; remove the rest. Stir olive oil, vinegar, and freshly sliced mint into the chorizo mixture.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Blot off moisture from squash with a paper towel.

  • Grill squash rounds, turning them often, until tender and nicely charred, about 3 minutes total per side. Transfer to serving dish. Top with warm chorizo vinaigrette. Garnish with more chopped mint.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 3.2g; fat 33.8g; cholesterol 37.4mg; sodium 1486.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2015
I really enjoyed this however next time I will use a little less vinegar and only serve it as a starter or side dish. Because it is just myself and my granddaughter I served it as a main course and it was to rich to finish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2016
way too greasy and spicy. I like spicy food and thought that this would be good but i did not like it. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2015
I really enjoyed this however next time I will use a little less vinegar and only serve it as a starter or side dish. Because it is just myself and my granddaughter I served it as a main course and it was to rich to finish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2015
Oh Chef you've done it again. Loved this recipe. I didn't have patty pan so just used chopped up zucchini and served over rice. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2016
way too greasy and spicy. I like spicy food and thought that this would be good but i did not like it. Read More
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