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Kabocha squash

Kabocha squash

SKU# FINSQGREKAB

Availability: In stock

£2.55

Please note the squashes arriving next week (2nd - 6th December) will be green skinned rather than the red skin pictured.

Also known as Japanese squash, Kabocha (sometimes green-skinned, sometimes orange) is a beautiful squash with a particularly firm, sweet and dense orange flesh. It’s particularly good simmered, steamed and mashed, or roasted in wedges with the skin left on.

Cooking

Try cutting into chunks and roasting in olive oil at 180°C/Gas 4 for about 30 mins, until nearly cooked, then add chopped garlic, rosemary and chilli and return to the oven for another 5 mins. Roasted squash is brilliant paired with ricotta and sage leaves.

Don't throw the insides away! The seeds and inside trimmings from squash can be used in veg stock, giving a vibrant colour when used in risotto or soup. Add squash trimmings to other stock ingredients, simmer in enough water to cover for about an hour and strain through a sieve.

Storage

Many squash will store through the winter if kept warm and dry. Some people like to store them decoratively on their kitchen shelves.

Country of origin

Grown in the United Kingdom.

Organic squash farmer

These squash are grown at Bedlam Farm in Norfolk.