Squash - Spaghetti
The spaghetti squash is an oblong seed-bearing variety of winter squash. The fruit can range either from ivory to yellow or orange in color. Its center contains many large seeds. Its flesh is bright yellow or orange. When raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other raw squash. When cooked, this squash is known for its unusual, yellowish flesh that separates into long, translucent strings that resemble spaghetti.
For best results, bake whole, then separate strands by running a fork through in the "from stem to stern" direction. Prepare simply, with oil and Middle Eastern spices, fresh herbs and cheeses, or tomato sauce for a "spaghetti"-like dish. Mix cooked squash with steamed greens and onions; add milk or cheese and bake into a gratin; combine with green vegetables and beans.
- Butter, brown
- Cheese, Parmesan
- Olive oil