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Simple Roasted Delicata, Acorn and/or Butternut squash
From The Wednesday Market
<p>If you’ve ever wondered what to do with the unusual looking <span class="caps">DELICATA</span>, <span class="caps">BUTTERNUT</span> or <span class="caps">ACORN</span> Squash, try this recipe from http://chezpim.com/cook/simple-roasted-delicata-squash [great how-to photos on this recipe page].</p> <p>Actually, this is so easy you can hardly call it a recipe. Here’s what to do.</p> <p>Buy some beautiful “Winter” squash from your favorite Wednesday Market Farmers;-) These squash are more like pumpkins with fine firm skins. Store them spread out on a piece of cardboard in a cool place like a basement and they may last most of the winter. Varieties include:Delicata, Butternut and Acorn squash.</p> <p>Cook it with the skin on and you will keep the lovely flavor in. Cut each one straight in half, and scoop out the seeds and stringy bits in the middle and discard those. Then cut each half again until you get individual serving size pieces. Take some butter that’s been sitting out on the countertop getting nice and soft. Rub a good amount of it all over the middle and cut sides. Be generous. After the butter massage, sprinkle a bit of brown sugar [some folks like a little cinnamon as well] all over the squash pieces, then a generous amount of salt. I said generous, ok? <br /> Roast in a flat pan until tender. You could go low and slow, at 350F for an hour and a little bit. If your oven is already at 350F baking something else, say a big fat turkey, just put these babies on the lower rack so you can share some oven time. Or if you’re baking them by themselves you could go at 450F and you’ll be done in 30-40 minutes at the most. You’ll know they’re done when the flesh is so tender a knife goes through it like ‘buttah’ and the top is nice and caramelized.</p> <p>Serve just like that, on a pretty antique glass tray if you can find one. Eat it right down to that pretty outside skin. Questions? Email Anna: firstname.lastname@example.org</p>Source: http://chezpim.com/cook/simple-roasted-delicata-squash [great how-to photos on this recipe page]. (Entered by Anna Evans)
Step by Step Instructions
- Wash the squash. Cut in half and cut in half again to have quarters
- slather the squash inside with soft butter
- sprinkle with brown sugar. Some people like to add a sprinkle of cinnamon
- Roast in the oven at 450 until fork tender and the edges are beautifully browned. Eat it up!
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