Squash - Delicata

Squash - Delicata

Description

A winter, heirloom variety. Although considered a winter squash, delicata squash belongs to the same species as all types of summer squash (including pattypan squash, zucchini and yellow crookneck squash)

Applications/Techniques

Delicata squash hold their shape well through cooking, making them a good choice for stuffing with grains, meats or cheese, and baking. Peel or leave skin on and roast. Braise, steam, stew or boil diced squash and add to soups or purees. Slice into rings, removing seeds, and roast with oil, herbs or spices. Delicata squash are a hard-skinned, winter variety and keep well at room temperature for weeks.

History

Also known as the Peanut Squash, Bohemian Squash, and Sweet Potato Squash

Flavor Friends

  • Apples
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Cream
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Onions
  • Pears
  • Pumpkin
  • Quince
  • Radicchio
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

 

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