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Old 04-29-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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ISO HELP - Cheesy Squash Dip

I need help with this recipe. It lacks the oomph I want.

Steamed squash mashed with cheddar cheese
a bit of salt
and some chicken broth (not too much, it'll get watery)
Warm it so that the cheese melts, and serve.

It has good flavour but it lacks something. Any help is appreciated!

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Old 04-29-2008, 11:48 PM   #2
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Perhaps adding some Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce or hot mustard might perk it up a bit. I'd say add some more salt, but Cheddar is a bit salty and it might not need any more salt. Maybe some onions or shallots. Seems as though it needs more depth and a "kick."
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:58 PM   #3
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Dry Mustard, dijon mustard, I do not know if it is available where you live but you might want to swith to cheese wize it has quite a kick all by itself
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:57 PM   #4
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I dont think cheese whiz would taste good in this dish. I prefer it on toast, not in my recipes LOL!

Worcestershire sauce maybe, I think that would give it a kick. I have some tabasco or franks hot sauce too. I actually looked up in the cupboard and saw the Worty sauce but I passed right by it. lol
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:47 PM   #5
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Ginger!!! nothing like ginger with squash.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:08 AM   #6
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Ginger!!! nothing like ginger with squash.
I second that...You can never go wrong with fresh ginger!
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:15 AM   #7
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Some grated parmesan mixed into the squash, then topped with cheese?
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:11 PM   #8
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I third the ginger idea, and also freshly grated nutmeg.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:17 PM   #9
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I did try the nutmeg and it made it better, the night I posted this. I think I might just find another dip for myself to enjoy.. this one is too bland.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:26 PM   #10
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how about making one with sweet potato?
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