This dish is quite simple, and tastes wonderful!

Serves 1.


  • 1 small butternut, the rounder the better.
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped.
  • 2 chillies, deseeded and finely chopped.
  • 1 handful bread crumbs.
  • 1 small tomato, grated.
  • 1 red pepper, chopped.
  • Some feta cheese.
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped and crushed with salt.
  • a sprinkle of fresh rosemary.
  • a sprinkle of fresh basil.
  • a sprinkle of fresh thyme.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Chop the top of the butternut off, and scoop out all the seeds as if you were making a Halloween pumpkin. Do not peel the butternut.
  2. Stuff the butternut with the ingredients set out above. Make sure that they are well mixed, but put the feta cheese on the top.
  3. Place the top of the butternut back on top, so that it acts as a lid.
  4. Wrap the tightly butternut in tinfoil.
  5. Place on the open coals of a fire.
  6. Turn occasionally.
  7. Remove from the fire about half an hour later.

When unwrapped, the butternut should be soft, and the skin blackened. Don't forget to eat the skin, as it will be wonderfully soft and sweet.

Serve as part of a barbeque, or as us South Africans call it, a braai.


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