Jan 11, 2013

Spaghetti Squash

I find spaghetti squash to be so much fun to make and it has a great taste—it has a sweet taste to it. What a great way to trick your mind to think that you are eating spaghetti!





There are many different ways of cooking spaghetti squash. Some people roast them whole; others cut them lengthwise with cut side placed down on a baking sheet with about ½” of water. Others make them in the microwave—although I've never tried with the microwave, they say it works. Bu if you are going to microwave it, you would probably need to poke them through first so the air could circulate; or else it would probably explode in the microwave.

I like to bake the spaghetti squash whole. When you bake it whole, you need to watch for burns (keep turning it to avoid burning the skin of it.) If the skin burns so also will your “spaghetti” burn.
Spaghetti squash is so delicious. I even roasted the seeds and ate them.

Ingredients
1 small-medium spaghetti squash
Butter
Onions, chopped (optional)
Fresh cilantro (chopped)



Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375˚ F.
  • Place squash in a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour (turn constantly to avoid burning the skin.)
  • Let it cool. With a sharp knife cut lengthwise. Remove seeds.
  • In a large skillet heat butter, add onions and sauté until onions are tender and transparent.
  • With a fork scrape the squash into the skillet.
  • Turn until all is well buttered.
  • Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Serve immediately

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