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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:55 PM

Delicata Squash

This is a squash that has been “rediscovered.” I just made a roasted herbed Delicata Squash. The skin is thin, the flesh is creamy. I used thyme and rosemary. I used clarified butter instead of olive oil.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:06 PM

1. Chef John over at FoodWishes just did a video on this

His video for preparation is up here:

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 09:30 AM

7. Even the skin is delicious.

I am recovering from neck and tongue cancer, and my salivary glands were damaged, so skins were hard to swallow. Delicata skins are tender, easy to chew and swallow.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:21 PM

2. I love delicata squash!

Slightly off topic, but last year I bought Savory Spice Shop's shallot salt & used it on my roasted butternut squash, along with olive oil, rosemary & roasted garlic cloves & it was divine!

https://www.savoryspiceshop.com/shallot-salt

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:52 PM

3. Those are so good, but hard to find in my area.

I like to stuff them with fresh spinach or chard,a little ham or bacon, topped with gooey melted cheese.

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Response to procon (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 09:32 AM

8. My local Kroger carries them.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:30 PM

4. Just roasted some last week...

with dinner. One squash made a ton!

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 12:03 AM

5. "Rediscovered"? Famers around here have been growing them for years and I've been stuffing them...

all that time. Once called "sweet potato squash" because of the flavor, but that flavor seems to have changed over the years Biggest problem is that they are "all seed" with not enough meat on them. It does make them easier to stuff, though.

Acorn squashes are all over the place now, and my favorite to stuff. Or just roast and eat plain. Cheese pumpkins are in, too, and they're too big for one or two people, but they are absolutely the best for pies and cakes.

hint: Halloween pumpkins usually kinda suck for eating, but hollow one out and use it as a bowl to serve pumpkin soup. (Soup made from butternuts and cheese pumpkins, of course.)

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 09:26 AM

6. At my age, one Delicata feeds two.

I have been on a searching for the patty pan squash, but no luck. The acorn is a favorite here.

Delicata wasn’t in our stores until it has gained new popularity.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 10:24 AM

9. Save the seeds for the critters. I throw those seeds in the woods behind my house and

they get gone in a hurry. I think blue jays and cardinals like them and know that possums and probably raccoons, too. Cardinals love canteloupe and honeydew seeds as well. Some people like to clean and roast pumpkin seeds, but I don't care for them so I always donate them to the critters, too.

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Response to japple (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 12:14 AM

10. My attempt at roasting them was less than a success.

Roasted sunflower seeds with garlic and soy sauce tastes like bacon.

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