Thursday, January 7, 2010

Stuffed Squash

We have been receiving absolutely beautiful squash in our weekly organic produce delivery. Two weeks ago, we couldn't even identify what the variety was. It was something like a Hubbard but not quite. This week, we had these adorable little 'table queen' squash. At least that is what I've seen them referred to as, some other sources show them as dark green. No matter what they are, this recipe would work with any squash, especially acorn. Something about them just asked to be stuffed.

 Baked and ready for the final touch.

Stuffed Squash

For filling, saute:
Oyster mushroom

Combine with:
Quinoa (or preferred grain)- cooked
Cut squash in half lengthwise and clean centre of seeds etc. (make sure it goes in the composter!). Stuff each half as much as you can. Place in baking dish with some water in the bottom. Cover dish with lid or foil and bake. Ours took close to an hour at 350F/176C...I increased the temp to 375F/190C after half an hour or so because it was still fairly hard and I was hungry!  Once squash is cooked, place some grated cheese on top and place under broiler. We used an extra old cheddar but many different cheeses will work.
 A simple and delicious dinner.
The photo isn't the greatest and the
cheese tastes better than it looks!


Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

That looks SO yummy!

HorseOfCourse said...

Looks delicious!

You have such nice and inspirational dishes - I always get the urge to try them!
Thanks for sharing .-)

RuckusButt said...

You should try them! Otherwise what is the point in me posting them?? I am making Janssons frestelse this weekend :)

Karine said...

Your squash sounds delicious! thanks for sharing :)