Recipe: Oven Roasted Squash and Mushrooms w/ Kabocha Puree from The London, West Hollywood

The London Hotel

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Oven Roasted Squash and Mushrooms with Kabocha Puree

The London Hotel is one of the most highly sought properties in West Hollywood, frequently referenced by the rich and famous, and even inspiring the odd song here and there.

Food is central to this worldly reputation, so we’ve sourced a hearty, easy-to-follow recipe from the property’s fine-dining restaurant Boxwood and Chef Anthony Keene, who uses California’s fresh produce to regularly rotate menus defined fresh, seasonal offerings. This is his recipe for oven roasted squash and mushrooms with kobocha puree.


  • Patty pan squash (2 each)
  • 1/4 cup roasted mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoons shallot
  • 1/2 glove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon mascarpone cheese
  • Spring tarragon
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Season squash with salt and pepper, olive oil and roasted in 350 degree oven until tender (do not overcook).
  2. Remove from oven, cool slightly and remove inner flesh (reserve) of squash. Set squash aside.
  3. Chop roasted mushrooms coarsely with reserved squash, add mascarpone cheese, tarragon, minced shallot, garlic and place in saute pan. Heat until warm.
  4. Fill squash with mushroom mixture.
  5. Roast again for ten minutes.

Puree Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted kabocha squash (roasted in 350 degree oven until soft)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Puree Method

  1. Combined 1 cup roasted squash, fresh ginger using microplane and apple juice and add to sauce over medium heat until hot (approx. 10 minutes).
  2. Add cold unsalted butter and continue to heat until butter is incorporated.
  3. Salt and pepper as desired, optionally add cinnamon, clove or nutmeg spice.
  4. Spoon sauce into desired dish and place stuffed hot squash on top and enjoy.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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