I had planned on posting all about my favorite holiday recipes today but since I haven’t had much computer time this week that post isn’t ready yet. Instead I am sharing this Red Kuri squash that I found recently. Just when I think I have tried almost every sqaush out there I stumble across a new one. It looks a little bit like a small pumpkin.
Slice it, leave the peel on, season with salt and pepper and a little spray of Olive Oil. Place squash on a baking sheet in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes turning over once half way through.
If you want to kick this up a notch, before serving drizzle with a little honey, Agave nectar or Maple syrup. The perfect side dish for a chicken, pork or beef. I even like to cube the leftovers and put it over a salad of baby greens. The flavor was like a cross between an acorn squash and a kabocha squash. Warm and comforting. Just the way Fall food should taste. Love it!
Oven Roasted Red Kuri Squash
- 1 squash, cut into quarters
- Olive Oil spray
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Honey, Agave nectar or Maple syrup — optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean up. Spray squash quarters with Olive oil spray, season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 40 minutes turning once half way through. Serve with a drizzle of honey, Agave nectar or Maple syrup.
Winter squash is also a source of potassium, niacin, iron and beta carotene. The orange-fleshed squash is also an excellent source of beta carotene. As a general rule, the deeper the orange color, the higher the beta carotene content.
I couldn’t find specific nutritional information for Red Kuri Squash but at the University Of Illinois Extension they gave general winter squash nutritional values.
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup cooked, cubes — excluding olive oil spray or a optional topping)
Calories 79.95,Protein 1.82 grams, Carbohydrate 17.94 grams, Dietary Fiber 5.74 grams, Calcium 28.7 mg.
My lap top computer is up and running again with no ill side affects after the stroke. After having my IT guy work on it we discovered that it had indeed been attacked by a terrible virus! It is working better than ever right now. Whew – what a relief. It’s a happy day to have my computer working again.
Since I had so much computer down time this week the work on my holiday recipe post is going to be delayed. Hopefully there will be time this weekend to get it done. In the mean time be sure and use the recipe navigation page to browse my tried and true recipes. Just click on the recipe tab at the top of the home page and you can window shop recipes to your hearts desire!
I use my computer in the kitchen most of the time. Usually my lap top is on my kitchen Island with a recipe up on the screen while I cook . At hubby Tom’s suggestion I take a piece of plastic wrap and cover the key board being careful not to cover the fan vent on the side. It protects the keyboard from spills, crumbs and flour while I cook!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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