So the other day Zara posted about her spaghetti squash and it got me thinking.
Dangerous I know.
I have never even tried squash in my life, but after seeing this dish in several magazines, and hearing Zara's description and subsequent endorsement by her daughter, WHO just happens to enjoy the occasional Sunkist as well...I decided to give it a try.
Please check out her blog for the wonderful directions...bc I will just be giving you Amy's Version.
We picked the squash up at Walmart. It actually had a sticker on it that said Spaghetti Squash.
Well that was helpful.
It ran us just under $5.
You cut the the end off with the stem, then slice the squash in half--length wise.
Next you scoop out the stringy guts and seeds. Think pumpkin here.
I put both pieces, cut side up, on a microwave safe dish with about 1/4 cup of water in the dish, covered with plastic wrap and microwaved them for 10 minutes.
During this time I made my spaghetti sauce. Sauce, ground turkey, seasoning and feta. YUM.
I took the squash out of the microwave and started the shredding. You just take your fork and start raking out the insides. What comes out is little strings of squash which resemble spaghetti! I plated, put the sauce on top, and served with a side of green beans!
I have to say that squash doesnt have much of a taste, and it is a little firmer than regular noodles. But what a fantastic way to get veggies in, fiber, protein, low in carbs and low in calories!
I will definitely be making it again.