For months now I have heard of this thing called a Spaghetti squash. But unfortunately we could not get them in South Africa until recently. We bought ours from WoolWorths.
So I bought one and it sat in my fridge the whole week while I tried to figure out how to cook it and what to serve it with.
Finally after some research, I decided the best way to cook this bad boy was to roast him. I read online that you can microwave it or cook it in a slow cooker as well but apparently roasting does have a better flavour.
About the Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash, also called vegetable spaghetti, is a group of cultivars of Cucurbita pepo (it’s a squash but Cucurbita pepo sounds cooler). The fruit ( Squash is a fruit? – learn something new everyday) can range either from ivory to yellow or orange in color. The orange varieties have a higher carotene content. It is commonly used as a substitute for pasta (banters rejoice).
We recently found a lot more information on the Spaghetti squash on Chew the World. They offer some great tips, information and recipes!
So this is actually pretty easy to cook.
- Preheat the oven to around 180C
- Cut the Squash in half ( I found it easier to do after cut some of the top off)
- Scoop out the seeds
- drizzle with olive oil
- Bake for 45min to an hour
- once cooked, use a fork to scoop out the Spaghetti like threads.
- Serve with pasta sauce of your choice.( we served our with a Tomato and basil sauce and some chicken)