Monday, 30 March 2009

Baked Spaghetti Squash

I was given a spaghetti squash last week and actually did not know what to do with it! I have read about them but never cooked one. It is amazing how hard the skin is - but the soft flesh makes up for this. This is a simple way of cooking the squash - a lentil or cheese sauce goes well with it - a pepper or garlic sauce would be really good - I still have half of the squash left so I will experiment! 1 spaghetti squash 1. Preheat an oven to 375F. With a long-tined fork, make deep pierces into the skin of the squash in several places & place it in a baking dish or on top of a piece of aluminum foil. 2. Bake the squash for about 30 mins, or until the skin is soft to touch. Let the squash cool for 10 mins, then cut it in half lengthwise & use a spoon to remove the seeds & strings from the center of the squash. Then use two forks to fluff up the flesh of the squash until you have spaghetti-like strands. 3. Transfer the strands to serving plates & top with your favorite sauce. Really tasty and does not need much seasoning if you want to serve it with just butter, salt and pepper!

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