The first time we laid eyes on delicata squash was when we were strolling through a farmer’s market in Seattle in late September. The green lines running along the length of the beautiful yellow squash were striking. We assumed it would take a while to cook, as with most other hard squashes. But the farmer reassured us that delicata skin was completely edible when roasted. So, we didn’t have to peel the squash before eating it? We were sold.
When roasted, delicata squash is wonderfully tender, even with the skin on. The skin is so soft when cooked that it provides a perfect balance to the sweet flesh. It’s very easy to enjoy eating the squash on its own, but we love using it as the base for a complete meal. Pairing these squash rings with different meats, vegetables, or whole grains shows the flexibility of this perfect squash.
© 2013 All rights reserved. Published by Abrams Books.