Delicata squash x2

Delicata squash x2

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£2.35

This small squash has mild, fragrant flesh with a creamy texture. It’s fantastically easy to prepare: just bake and eat it skin and all, no need to peel. It’s stuffed full of fibre and potassium, and the seeds can be toasted up for an extra nutritious treat.

The Delicata’s elongated shape lends itself to using as you would a marrow. Try cutting it into thick discs and stuffing the hole with fragrant rice or spiced lamb.

Quick Overview

This small squash has mild, fragrant flesh with a creamy texture. It’s fantastically easy to prepare: just bake and eat it skin and all, no need to peel. It’s stuffed full of fibre and potassium, and the seeds can be toasted up for an extra nutritious treat.



The Delicata’s elongated shape lends itself to using as you would a marrow. Try cutting it into thick discs and stuffing the hole with fragrant rice or spiced lamb.


Cooking

The Delicata squash doesn’t need peeling. To prepare, just scoop out the seeds with a spoon and chop the flesh as desired (chunks or wedges about 2.5cm wide work well for roasting). Never put a squash in the oven whole – it may explode! Rub your squash pieces with a generous amount of olive oil, and a sprinkling of chilli or ground spice if you like. Roast at 200°C/Gas 6 until tender and caramelised.

The seeds can be roasted for an excellent healthy snack, or to add crunch to salads. Separate the seeds from the pulp and toss them with a little oil and salt or soy sauce. You can add flavours, such as spices, honey or dried herbs. Spread over a baking sheet and roast at 160°C/Gas 3 for 10-15 mins, until crisp and lightly golden. Once cool, the roasted seeds will keep in an airtight container for a week or so.

Storage

Squash like to be kept dry and warm, at room temperature. They should be happy on a kitchen shelf or windowsill for up to a few months – and they make a colourful autumnal display until you’re ready to eat them. Once you’ve cut your squash, keep the remainder in the fridge and use within a week.

Organic squash farmer

These squash are grown at Bedlam Farm in Norfolk.