Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Roasted Delicata Squash

I know what your thinking, what in the world is a delicata squash? I was wondering the same thing until I spotted them in the market last Sunday. They were small, cute and had a beautiful outer skin. I had to try them. If we didn't like them we could always use them as part of a thanksgiving centerpiece I rationalized to myself.

I sliced them in half, scooped out the seeds and add a small amount of butter to the inside. Salt and pepper then a sprinkle of herbs de provence and they are ready for roasting.

After twenty-five minute they emerged from the oven golden and soft. The first taste reminded me of a cross between spaghetti and acorn squash. It was slightly sweet with a delicious creamy texture.

The remaining squash will no longer be destined for the thanksgiving centerpiece but will grace the thanksgiving table.

Roasted Delicata Squash

serves 4

4 whole delicata squash
4 tbsp butter
salt and pepper
herbs de Provence

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice squash in half, remove seeds with a spoon. Place squash on baking sheet skin side down. Drop 1/2 tbsp. butter into each squash. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs de Provence. Bake for 25-30 minute until soft.


Angie's Recipes said...

They look like a melon...cute. There ain't such small squash here, at least I haven't seen one in last 5 years, would love to try them!

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried this kind of squash before, sounds lovely!

Chef E said...

Funny, but DashofStash and I reveled over this squash last fall... I love the fact that you can find so many cool things at market to try!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds like a delicious way to prepare this type squash. Love the presentation, simple and elegant at the same time.

figtree said...

What a great idea. Ill look for this type of squash while shopping. I love your photos!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I tried these for the first time a few weeks ago too. And I thought the same about the flavor!

Laura in Paris said...

Looks great, I have to try it, squash comes in all colors and shapes and sizes this time of the year.

Karine said...

That is the first time I hear about delicata squash and it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)