May 28, 2024

Differentiate and cook squash

Spaghetti squash
Long and yellow, the squash spaghetti hides a secret in it: vegetable spaghetti very funny. To recover them, there are two operating modes: oven and water. For cooking with water, we plunge the squash whole in a large pot for 20 minutes, until the skin is easily pierced. In the oven, cut it in half, sprinkle with a drizzle of olive oil and go for 35 minutes at 180 °. When we recover the flesh of the squash, the magic operates and the spaghetti appear. We can then cook them gratin, pan them or eat them with a small vinaigrette.

Butternut squash or butternut squash
As its name suggests, the taste of butternut kills everything! It is close to the delicate flavor of nutty butter. With its pink flesh, it produces an ultra creamy velvety. And it's not difficult to recognize, its appearance of soda or pear bottle does not go unnoticed. Recipe side is the party: velvety, mashed potatoes, gratin and desserts, it's up to you.

Pumpkin squash
Creamy white, striped with green or orange, the patidu can be elongated and smooth or well picked up and ribbed like a pumpkin. Practical, it can be cooked in water without peeling it. We choose it for its taste like hazelnut in soups, flans, pies, mashed potatoes and even as a dessert. Choose a small one, dig it and serve your soup inside, it's hot!

Pumpkin, pumpkin and pumpkin
Our three cousins ​​like to dress in orange more or less dark. The pumpkin is the one that has the most delicate flavor, so close to the chestnut. To change a little, why not cook them in salty crumble?

Siam squash or angel hair squash
Green spotted with white, the squash Siam is stringy sweet but a little bland. His interest ? His flesh is like vermicelli. So we take out the spices to raise its taste and cook it in donuts, cake and even jam.

Also known as pumpkin turban because of its particular shape, Giraumon is sweet and floury. It is cooked with water or steam before eating as its other friends Cucurbitaceae, au gratin, soufflé, seared or velvety.

Different types of Squashes (May 2024)