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Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti squash gets its name because, when cooked, the flesh looks like strands of spaghetti. It's easy to cook with a tasty flavour and you can use it in place of butternut squash in any recipe.

In Season?
In season (UK) from about September to January.
Buy?
Look for fruit that are hard and quite heavy for their size. Avoid choosing squash which have soft spots or have green patches.
Store?
Can be stored in a dark place at room temperature or just less, for around a month.
Freeze?
Spaghetti squash will freeze well. Cook the squash and then pack it into freezer bags or containers. Partially thaw before re-using, then steam until tender but still firm (approx 5 minutes).
Cook?
You can bake them whole, for about an hour at 180C (just pierce the skin several times with a fork) before placing in the oven. Once baked, leave to cool for ten minutes or so, then slice in half, remove the seeds with a spoon and pull a fork through the flesh to get the spaghetti-like strands you want for your recipe.

More Spaghetti Squash Information

This wonderfully healthy autumn vegetable can be used in all butternut squash recipes.

Graham's Rhubarb Pudding
Looking around for different ways to cook rhubarb as we have a lot of rhubarb in the garden,
Ingredients

Method
  1. Wash rhubarb, cut into 3cm / 1" lengths and place in a flan dish covering the base.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add the beaten egg.
  3. Mix in the flour and milk, lightly beat then spread over the rhubarb.
  4. Bake for 40/45 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 180C / 350F / Gas4. (Fan assisted 30/35 minutes at 160C).

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