Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stuffed delicata squash

Wash, halve, and scoop the seeds from delicata squash (allow one squash per person). Bake face-down in a glass pan 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees. Meanwhile, prepare the filling: 1/4 lb mushrooms, diced; 1/4 lb ricotta cheese; 1/2 cup grated parmesan; lots of garlic, minced; 1 bunch basil, coarsely chopped; 1 pt canned diced tomatoes, drained; salt to taste; finally, add 1 egg. When the squash has started to turn that wonderful roasted-squash color, turn them face up, salt the insides of the squash. Fill squash with the filling, and sprinkle more parmesan on top. Bake another 15-20 minutes, then brown 5 minutes under the broiler. Delicata is a wonderful squash for stuffing, because it's a winter squash, but you can eat the skins.

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