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    Squash-Red Pepper Quesadillas with Chipotle Lime Dip

  • 1 (3/4-pound) seedless butternut squash, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice (about 5 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, unpeeled, cut into eighths
  • 1 large garlic clove, unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 (5 to 6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup coarsely grated Jack cheese
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • Accompaniment: Chipotle Lime Sour Cream Dip (recipe follows)
    Chipotle lime sour cream dip:
  • 1 canned chipolte chili in adobo, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a shallow baking pan arrange squash, onion, and garlic, in 1 layer and drizzle with oil, tossing to coat. Roast mixture in middle of oven 15 minutes, or until garlic is tender, and transfer garlic to a work surface. Roast squash and onion until tender, about 15 minutes more. Discard peels from squash, onion, and garlic. In a food processor puree squash, onion, and garlic with salt and pepper to taste until smooth. Squash puree may be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Spread about 1/4 squash puree on each of 4 tortillas and sprinkle each with about 1/4 bell pepper and about 1/4 cheese. Top each quesadilla with a plain tortilla, pressing gently together. Spread each side of quesadilla with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Heat a griddle or 7-inch non-stick skillet over moderately high heat until hot and cook the quesadillas, 1 at a time, until golden, about 3 minutes on each side, transferring to a cutting board. Cut each quesadilla into 6 or 8 wedges and serve warm with chipolte dip. Yield: 24 to 32 hor d’oeuvres.

    For the Chipotle Lime Sour Cream Dip:
    In a small bowl stir chili and lime juice into sour cream until combined well. Dip can be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered.

    From: Gourmet Magazineicon
    Posted By: Epicurious.com
    Post Date: October, 1995

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