my sister asked about Spaghetti squash but I don't know about it, cooking or buying it
What is Spaghetti squash and how do I cook it?
Gear mentioned in this thread:
Oh gosh! This takes me back a few years. I used to buy spaghetti squash in London when I lived near an Afro-Carribean market. @Grande is quite right. The spaghetti is formed by the strands of cooked squash. You can simply microwave the two halves of the sqyash (after de-seeding) for 10 - 15 mins in a little water. You can see how it looks here:
Unless I undercooked it, it does not taste like spaghetti. It had a crunch to the taste, and tasted like a veggie. For me it's a little difficult to slice in half raw. The price is also high - right now about $6 each.
Since I am low carbing, I have an idea for meatballs and ss prepped in a slow cooker - making my adjustments -- turkey/spinach/ricotta meatballs and homemade tomato sauce w San marzanos, etc.for a lazy day.
You could combine the ss with chili and add a bunch of cheese and sour cream,or mix in some whole wheat spaghetti.
See how you like it and experiment.
They actually do work reasonably well in the microwave. An ex-GF of mine made 'em that way. I always split them lengthwise, season with S&P and put a little butter in them, then wrap with foil and roast them for about an hour. Scrape out the meat and you're good. I love spaghetti squash!
It's actually fun to serve spaghetti squash to kids, as a kind of faux spaghetti n meatballs or
mock alfredo . Ya dont let em see it in its "native state" of course.
"Spechul kinda Pusghetti."
"Looks kinda funny".
"That's why it's special! Its really tasty though, try it. And if you finish it all, you
can have an extra scoop of ice cream tonight! "
Ask your produce guy in your market. When I can't find what I'm looking for, sometimes I ask for the manager. They are more than happy to accommodate and stock items that folks want - or provide an answer as to why or why not the item is unavailable. Check out farmers' markets in your area, as well.