(He) :WHAT....???? And you actually want me to eat that whole pumpkin...squash whatever it is....
(She) : I do have some leftovers from the lunch, dal chawal(lentil & rice).
(He) : O.k
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 cup cooked filling of your choice no liquidy kind(I used fried rice with chicken & veggies)
- salt & pepper as per your taste
- evoo(extra virgin olive oil)
- 2 sweet potatoes
Cut the squash onto half, clean it from inside, poke it several places with fork. Drizzle some evoo & then sprinkle it with salt & pepper, you might gonna need little more then u think, otherwise squash will be tasting bland. Put it onto greased baking sheet cut side down. Bake it for 20 min. at 350 degree F, take it out now turn them by placing cut side up bake for another 10 minute. Check if squash is soft or not, if not bake it for further 5-10 min. depending on your oven. Once it's cooked( use fork to check if pulp is soft or not) fill it with filling of your choice. Bake for another 8-10 min. so that everything get warm.
For fries, cut sweet potato into half first then lengthwise in fries shape, don't cut them very thin. Put it in a bowl drizzle some evoo, salt & pepper, using your hand mix it so that fries get good coating of everything. Bake it at 350 degree F for 30 minute or so. For x'tra flavours once fries are done put some butter on it & turn the fries in it using spoon or fork(I didn't do it this time).
Both things can be baked at the same time. I in fact baked them in the same tray, took the fries out(they were done) while filling the squash with rice. Serve the squash with the side of fries.
Now, why did I made this thing, don't you think it looks pretty. I bought this squash few times since last season & every time it ended up in some sort of Indian dish. This time I told myself no matter what got to make roasted one, and here I did it, liked it but pulp was still bland for us so had to add more seasoning while eating......and yes he did ate it BUT dinner was finished with one satisfying bowl of dal chawal(lentil & rice).