This is 2020 season Delicata, 1/2 peck bag which contains aproximately between 4.5 and 5 pounds, or 5 to 7 squash.
Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash with cream-colored cylindrical fruits striped in green or orange that are cooked. It has a characteristically delicate rind. It is also known as peanut squash, Bohemian squash, or sweet potato squash.
Delicata squash is most commonly baked, but can also be microwaved, sautéed or steamed. It may be stuffed with meat or vegetable mixtures and is known for its ease of cooking and creamy flavor and texture. The seeds of the squash are also eaten, usually after being toasted. This squash is not as rich in beta-carotene as other winter squashes, but is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as smaller amounts of vitamins C and B, magnesium, and manganese.
Delicata Squash - 1/2 peck
- 1 delicata squash
- 2 small Asian Pears pears, sliced into thin wedges (preferably Shinko)
- 2 teaspoons cooking oil, such as olive or peanut oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 2 slices of pre-cooked bacon (optional)
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar (optional)
- 1 teaspoon chili (medium heat) or cayenne pepper (high heat) powder
- Preheat oven to 425-450F
- Cut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out all the seeds. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices, like little half-moons.
- Toss everything together in a large bowl until squash is coated with ingredients. Spread on a large, foil-lined baking sheet.
- Put in oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, until edges start to brown and squash is tender.
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