Monday, October 6, 2008

Baked Golden Nugget Squash

Roasted Squash 1
Recently, I purchased one very lovely squash at the farmer's market ostensibly for the flavor. It then resided as a table centerpiece for a good long time. Wintersquash is prized for its thick-skinned long-lived existence for the long darkness of winter. And, at my house, I am afraid I often put this tendency to test. I blame this in part to the beauty of the produce. It is hard to cook something that lovely.

And, then there is the issue of breaking into the veg. I often need a hand from Maybelle's Dad to break into them. These were to be thinly sliced and fried in butter, according to my squash purveyor. But, I didn't have the energy to hack up this squash, so I just stuffed it into the oven with a roasting chicken.

When the the squash was smooshy, I removed it from the oven, cut off the top, and scooped out the seeds. I dressed the inside with chicken stock, sour cream, wheat germ, parsley, dill and togorashi Shichimi.

Decedent, delicious, healthy and seasonal.
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Roasted Golden Nugget Squash

9 comments:

Natasha said...

What a great idea to just pop it into the oven whole! I'd never think of that!

Michele said...

I never thought of cooking them first to soften them up enough to cut into and get the seeds out. Great idea...and a fantastic looking result!

Tasty Trends said...

looks lovely!

Nazarina A said...

Whoop! there it is! the beautiful Fall produce and what a delicious picture you have here!Honey, I have already helped myself! Where are my manners?

OhioMom said...

Oh I luv this dish. I too test the endurance of winter squash, the only one that did not hold up well for me was the Hubbard squash. A new season, a new delight :)

Helene said...

I love squash but they are so hard to cut. This looks good.

cook eat FRET said...

that is absolutly brilliant and beautiful...

i'm baking mine whole too. with a small hole for steam to escape - just in case...

Pam said...

Cutting up squash is the only thing I don't like about it! I love the idea of just popping it in the oven!

maybelle's mom said...

Natasha: laziness worked for me this time.

Michele: thanks.

Tasty Trends: thanks.

Nazarina A: always feel at home here.

OhioMom: good to know about the Hubbard.

Helene: definitely try it.

cook eat FRET: thanks. good idea with the whole.

Pam: thanks.