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Old 11-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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I don't have a veggie steamer. How do you steam your squash halves? Can I bake them instead?
Just cut them in half, place in a baking dish with a bit of water to create steam and cover with foil. Bake for about 40 mins or until tender. You'll get the same effect. Just a little water though, about a cup full will do.
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Thanks Snip. I picked up two buttercup squash today at the market. They didn't have gems. I'm hoping to make these with supper tonight.
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Thanks Snip. I picked up two buttercup squash today at the market. They didn't have gems. I'm hoping to make these with supper tonight.
My pleasure. Buttercup squash is almost the same thing. They will work perfectly
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I figured they would from looking at your pics! I'm new to the squash cooking. I've only ever done yellow summer squash before and zucchini (in bread). Last fall I baked some acorn squash with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon that came out scrumptious. Glad to have another kind to try.
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I figured they would from looking at your pics! I'm new to the squash cooking. I've only ever done yellow summer squash before and zucchini (in bread). Last fall I baked some acorn squash with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon that came out scrumptious. Glad to have another kind to try.
I love all squash, they are so versatile
Another nice way to eat them is Lasagna style (that's what my kids call them)
I often stuff Butternuts or Gem Squash by adding a layer of minced beef Lasagna style sauce, top with bechemel and grated mozzerella and bake the same way. Then it's a meal on it's own
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Just found hubbard squash that are just slightly bigger than a cricket ball. Going to try using them for this recipe. I've never seen such small hubbards.
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Gem Squash with Sweetcorn and Cheese TNT This is an old South African Favourite and one of the dishes most missed buy those of us who immigrate. The recipe is super easy but very delicious :yum: Stuffed Gem Squash (also known as Rolet Squash in some parts of the world) 4 Gem Squash halved 1 tin of creamstyle sweetcorn (creamed corn) 1 cup of grated gouda or mild cheddar butter sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Sweet paprika Steam the halved squash till tender, remove seeds. Place in a large baking dish or tray. Season lightly with salt and black pepper, add half a tsp of butter to each squash. Fill with creamstyle sweetcorn (not too full). Top with grated cheese and lightly sprinkle with paprika. Place under your ovens grill till cheese is melting and golden. Serve alongside any BBQ meat, a nice grilled steak or even a nice salad. Just incase the SA lingo is somewhat different to what ingredients are called in America I have added pictures too :smile: Gem Squash [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d5/South_African_Gem_Squash.JPG[/IMG] Creamstyle Sweetcorn [IMG]http://africashop.com.au/shop/images/uploads/P4104559a.jpg[/IMG] 3 stars 1 reviews
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