Organic Kabocha squash
Also known as Japanese squash, Kabocha is a beautiful variety with particularly firm, sweet and dense orange flesh.
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.
Country of originProduced in
- The UK
How to prepare
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.
Many squash will store through the winter if kept warm and dry. Some people like to store them decoratively on their kitchen shelves.
Grown by Clive Martin, March, Cambridgeshire
Clive Martin grows organic rhubarb, asparagus and more on Bedlam Farm in the Fenland area of Cambridgeshire, known for its rich, peaty soils.
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