As the winter went on, my stockpile of squash didn't seem to move too much. I am not a big fan of wasting anything so I started to research alternative ways to cook squash. I read about butternut squash bread or soup but those two things don't sound that appetizing to me.
I only paid three bucks for the seeds so if a few squash go to the compost pile I guess the world won't end. That was what I was thinking until one day I tried a new way to cook squash. I now cook most of my butternut squash under the boiler with some seasoning/olive oil. It is very tasty!
The day I tried cooking butternut squash under the broiler I was actually trying to prepare it the way I normally prepare squash. You know, cook it in the oven then mix in honey or brown sugar and whip it in a blender until it looks like applesauce.
That day I decided to put some olive oil on the squash while it was in the oven. I figured this would give the squash better taste. However, when adding the olive oil I was a little heavy handed. I ended up adding too much olive oil.
No big deal. I decided to cook the squash anyways. If the squash didn't turn out, I had twenty more downstairs. As the squash was cooking. The heavy amount of olive oil really soaked in to the squash. When I pulled the squash out of the oven, the smell was awesome.
I couldn't waste that good smelling squash on the old fashioned method as I call it. One side of the squash had a nice golden brown to it so I decided to cube up the squash, season it and cook the opposite side under the broiler in my oven for a few minutes. Talk about a great smell!
The squash cooked under the broiler this way tasted great. I had a few cubes for lunch and then put them away for dinner. I didn't have high hopes that my wife would like the squash but to my surprise she did. She was very impressed with the squash. In fact, I have been making her one squash a week prepared this way for her lunches.
You should see my squash pile now!
|Cooked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees|
|Olive oil and Thai blend of spices.|
|Cook under the broiler until brown to your perfection.|