Delicious Delicata

I was tempted to stuff it.

But I had recently come across an article that mention that the skin of the Delicata squash was edible. So that got me thinking about how to prepare it.

First I had to prep it.

I scrubbed it clean. Cut off both ends in 1/8″ thick slices until I reached the seeds. Than I got out my trusty apple corer and got down to business.

I sliced the rest of it and looked around for a few other things to put with it. I had a sweet red bell pepper and some shallots. I sliced those.  I had some leftover tops of green bell peppers and threw those in too.

I added 2 tablespoons of olive oil to coat, a generous tablespoon of Herbes de Provence, a 1/2 tablespoon of rubbed sage and a pinch of salt/pepper.

My surprise ingredient: 2 tablespoons of apple cider – I had some in the fridge and it seem like a good idea.

Into a preheated 450 degree oven for 45 mins. toss once halfway thru.

I have to tell you that it was DELICIOUS!

I will name this one: Delicious Delicata!

What else could you do….

Why not use 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp cumin and 1/2 tsp Ancho Chili Powder as the seasoning along with the olive oil, cider and salt/pepper?

Or what if you whipped up a quick, light tempura batter; coated and fried the rings!

The possibilities are endless….but in the meantime try out this one.


4 comments on “Delicious Delicata

  1. I love to cut it in rings, brush them with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and cook them on the grill. Then I add the grilled rings to salad — in fact, that’s one of the dishes I’m making for Thanksgiving, with spinach and dried cranberries, and a maple vinaigrette.

  2. Kelley says:

    Hi Carol, I grew these in my garden this summer and got tons! I was actually tossing them in the trash I had so many and none of the neighbors wanted them…won’t do that again! I like Lydia’s idea as well! I am missing all of the good stuff on your blog! Shame on me!

    xx kelley

    • cabinetstew says:

      I had only been stuffing these before I realized you could do the rings – what about stuffing some and freezing? Or maybe you should just start a roadside stand selling them!!

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