Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's for dinner...Honey????

Fried rice stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash with

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries.......
(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

Ingredients :
  • 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

Method :

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).

9 comments:

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey nice recipe...kul idea...by seing it only one will crave to eat it...

SE(Denufood) said...

hey..i guess i've seen a similar recipe on another blog..this is looking gr8..and i can totally agree with your last sentence..dinner was finished with one satisfying bowl of dal chawal(lentil & rice)

Spice said...

SE,this is very basic recipe we usually use with bell-peppers & sometime other veg. too.This type of squash is normally used for roasting only but as i said no body over here will eat just plain roasted squash, so i just filled it like I do with many other veggies.

Red Chillies said...

Ah! men what do we say about them? My DH is the same too, prefers his daal-chawal over anything else. Looks good spice.

sangeeta said...

i'd love to have that kaddu for anything....pumpkin or squash whatever it is..ha ha..
and the fries....sweet potatoes are white here n may be different in taste...never tried fries with them..

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds very interesting infact...nice presentation.

tasteofbeirut said...

I adore sweet potato fries and what a reat idea to stuff the acorn squash this way!

Swathi said...

It sounds interesting i have seen stuffed capsicum . Look like i have to try

? said...

Hi,
Just came across your blog and found this Acorn Squash recipe under Vegetarian Dishes!
Trial and error method with this vegetable found that 'scoring' the squash 'bowl' with a knife and a generous amount of oil in lieu of the classic sweet baked version worked well.
Unlike your recipe found that a liquid/sauce dish worked really well.
Liked your photo-collage's in the posts. :-)