Post by applecrisp1 on May 22, 2020 15:23:57 GMT -5
I received an acorn squash and I was planning to make it sometime next week. I've never cooked with/bought one before so I was wondering what the best way to store it. I have a very warm apartment so I was just going to put in fridge (probably like many other veggies might change texture a bit). How do you store it?
I hope its not as hard to cut as butternut squash.
I was going to roast it --- saw a recipe that uses smoked paprika etc that sounded good.
I think squash, like potatoes, can alter their sugars when refrigerated. You could cook it up and portion and freeze it. It should last longer than a week but I have had one go bad on me quite quickly...suppose depends on how ripe they were when picked.
If cutting it is an issue, microwave it first. THen cut to de-seed it.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
If it is only going to be a very short period of time, refrigerating won't hurt but I would just keep it in a dark cool room temp. spot if you can find one in your house. You could microwave briefly to soften the skin just a bit, then cut in half, and roast. I like them roasted with a vegetarian stuffing for an entree with a side salad. I have made one with beans and goat cheese. This is not the exact recipe that I have done but gives you an idea and looks good.
You could also do a southwest/Tex-Mex stuffing with beans and some grains etc... That would be nice with the slightly sweet squash flesh. Or just simply roast with a bit of seasoning of choice and maple syrup or brown sugar for a side dish.
Post by applecrisp1 on May 22, 2020 18:57:50 GMT -5
Thanks everyone! I put it in the fridge since there isn't a cool spot in this apartment. And it is 81 degrees out at 8 PM -- the temperature here has been all over the place. Last night it was in the 40s.
Post by applecrisp1 on May 26, 2020 16:11:32 GMT -5
I haven't roasted it yet but here's the recipe I think I'm going to try. It is funny how it is super fallish sounding recipe, so let's make it in May when its warm. I love smoked paprika and maple so ....
Unless I opt out and go for easy and make a greek salad. I've never cooked (or perhaps even had) acorn squash but it was in my misfits market box. ETA: I made the recipe --- very good and couldn't be easier.