I have ten butternuts ready to harvest from my garden next week. I have peeled them with a peeler as most people suggested here, but most of the time I remove the hard outer shell like Gretchen suggested.
I love butternut squash baked, steamed, thinly sliced and sauteed. Butternut squash soup is wonderful and the cooked, mashed squash makes a wonderful pie that I like better than pumpkin pie.
Yesterday I noticed cubed butternut squash, cleaned and ready to cook in the produce section at Trader Joe's.
Good luck with your butternut recipe. Let us know how it turns out!