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Soy-Glazed Red Grape Caponata and Butternut Squash

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Serves 12

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For Caponata
2 cups California Flame seedless grapes, sliced in half
2 cups butternut squash, peeled, diced ¾ inch
¼ cup Styrian pumpkin seed oil
1 sprig fresh rosemary
¼ cup olive oil
2 ½ cups sweet onion, diced ½ inch
2 ½ cups celery, diced ½ inch
2 ½ cups red bell pepper, diced ½ inch
½ cup Castelvetrano olives, pitted
¼ cup pine nuts
¼ cup tomato paste
¼ tsp Chinese five spice
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
1 tbsp honey
¼ tsp kosher salt, divided
¼ tsp cracked black pepper

For Curry-Miso Soy Dressing
Makes 6 oz
3 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons Kikkoman® Rice Vinegar
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons miso
1 teaspoon La Boite® Bombay N.3
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Toss the squash and grapes in a bowl with the rosemary and pumpkin seed oil. Place on a lined sheet pan and roast in a preheated 425-degree F oven for 30 minutes, stirring halfway. The grapes should begin to caramelize, and the squash should be nicely roasted and a bit firm. After cooking, allow everything to cool on the pan.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Sauté the onions and celery until they are translucent. Add the red pepper, olives, pine nuts, tomato paste, and Chinese five spice. Stir to incorporate.
  3. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar, soy sauce, and honey. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  4. Toss the roasted squash and grape mixture with the caponata.
  5. For Curry-Miso Soy Dressing: Place all the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until emulsified.

Recipe created in partnership with Chef Christian Hallowell, Delta Air Lines


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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