Simmered Buttercup Squash

Prep Time

Less than 10 mins

Cooking Time

10-30 mins






Cooking with

This simple dish works equally well with butternut squash or Hokkaido pumpkin.


  • 3-inch-piece Mitoku Kombu
  • 1 small or 1 large buttercup squash, seeded and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • Water
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1-2 tsp Mitoku Organic Tamari Soy Sauce

Preparation Method

  1. Place kombu in the bottom of a medium-sized saucepan, top with squash chunks, add water to almost cover, and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add salt and tamari, and simmer gently until chunks are tender.
  3. Remove squash from broth with slotted spoon and serve.

Recipe by John & Jan Belleme