Monday, 31 December 2012

How to Roast Squash

Here's a little How To for anybody interested in roasting their own squash.  Squash are cheap, healthy, and taste delicious. They are very versatile, and can be added to many different types of dishes.

How to Roast Squash

Any type of squash or pumpkin works for this technique.
For this demonstration I used Buttercup Squash.

-Pre-heat oven to 350f. Cut squash in half and scoop out the inside with a spoon. Brush the insides with oil, optional, but I like to. Turn squash skin side up in an oven safe dish lined with parchment paper. 

-Roast at 350F for about 30-45 minutes. The exact time will vary depending on the size of the squash. The skin will be slightly darker and you should be able to poke a fork quite easily through (see image below.)

The flesh should be very easy to separate from the skin now. Gently scooped it out with a spoon and transfere to a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Puree'd squash can be added to tons of dishes, some of my favourites: chilli, soups, dips, and burritos.

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