Sweet and Spicy Kabocha


  • 1 Kabocha Squash
  • 3 Tlbs Brown Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tlbs Sesame Oil


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the squash in half and de-seed. Slice the squash length wise and then into ¼ inch thick slices. In a large bowl combine 2 Tlbs brown sugar, cayenne, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Place the squash in the bowl and toss until evenly coated with the seasonings.

Add the soy sauce to the bowl and toss with the seasoned vegetables. Spread the slices on a baking sheet in an even layer so that they cook evenly. Drizzle half the oil over the vegetables.

Bake for 15 minutes and remove from the oven. Turn over the vegetables, drizzle the remaining oil and sprinkle with the additional Tlbs of brown sugar. Return the baking sheet to the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.