Monday, October 19, 2009

Roasted Delicata Squash


I've never tasted delicata squash. The nice thing about winter squash is they keep so well. I picked this one up several weeks ago at the farmer's market and it was perfectly fresh when I used it last night.

Squash is so easy to prepare. The biggest challenge is cutting it in half. The secret to making cutting it in half easier is to put in the microwave for 60 seconds prior to cutting. It softens it just enough to make it easier.
I cut the delicato squash in half and then cut the halves in half again. Drizzled them with olive oil, sprinkled with salt, pepper and a little brown sugar. Topped them with some fresh thyme. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 -40 minutes until the squash is soft when tested with a fork.
I found the delicata squash to be a milder flavor than butternut or acorn but still earthy and delicious.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips on how to cut the squash in half! I always have problems when I want to do it :(

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  2. Julie,
    you are so right about the microwaving of squash before cutting it. It works like a charm! Cheers, Patty

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