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Old 02-24-2007, 07:46 AM   #11
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Yes - the seeds of young summer squashes like zucchini & crookneck are totally soft & edible - even moreso than cucumber. The only time you'd remove them is if you were trying to cook an old baseball-bat-size monster.

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Old 02-24-2007, 08:00 AM   #12
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Hollow it out and put your meatloaf Mix inside it :)
just make the mix more Dry than usual.

I cut mine in half, scoop out the seeds score the inside with a knife but no too deep, rub with a little salt and leave it stand for an hour.
drain them (liquid will form in the bowls).
then pack with pre-cooked Lamb or beef mince and soaked (but not boiled) Rice, along with chili peppers, onion fenugreek leaves salt/pepper to taste and any other spices you like (it`s Very flexible recipe), then when the bowls are full top with some cheese and then wrap them in 2 layers of tin foil and bake in the oven for a good hour and a half on about 200c

put the whole thing foil and all into a Bowl each, then Very carefully open the foil, you WILL get steam burns if not carefull!

serve with some crusty bread :)

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Old 02-24-2007, 08:15 AM   #13
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Make squash soup! It's the only way I prepare squash.

Also a popular Filipino dish is squash cubes sauteed until soft with onions, fresh shrimps, shrimp paste, coconut milk, and fish sauce. You can add chilies for a kick. Yum!
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:15 PM   #14
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These are good recipes for yellow squash casseroles. I have tons of recipes for squash, we grow alot of it and just love it.

Squash Casserole #1

Prepare 1 package of jalapeno cornbread mix by directions.
Brown one onion in 1/2 cup margarine.
3 cups boiled squash, drained
1 can cream style corn
1 cup shredded cheese
1 can chopped green chilies (small)
Combine all ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees till done, about 30 minutes.
Squash Casserole #2

3 cups fresh squash, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup grated cheese
Cracker or bread crumbs

Cook squash until tender. Grease casserole dish, layer squash,onion,
and soup. Top with cheese and crumbs. Bake in 350 degree oven
till the cheese is melted good and onions have time to cook a little.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:23 AM   #15
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Hi Tdejarnette, here in England, a nice way to cook butternut squash is to simmer it with garlic (like mashed potatoe) and then mash in some grated cheese. Yummy!! Not sure whether your squash is the same

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Old 02-25-2007, 03:19 PM   #16
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i like to stew my squash or fry it or make casserole with the yellow variety.
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:23 PM   #17
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When picking your squash the next time choose small ones. The seeds are there but very much a part of the flesh. If you could scrape out the seeds I think your squash might have been big and/or old.
When squash (yellow or zukes) is fresh the skin almost has a "stickiness" to it--when you run your hand over it it sort of feels "catchy"--hard to describe. Anyway, the smaller the better for squash.

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