Fried Stripetti Squash on my Griddle
Stripetti: Striped Vegetable Spaghetti
This wonderful winter squash is a cross between spaghetti squash and delicata. The flavor is somewhat sweet and similar to corn. It can be boiled whole for 30 minutes on the range or in the microwave and served with pasta sauce.
The vegetable has eye appeal.
Not just that but it has a long shelf life. I found the vegetable an artistic delight, slicing it and cooking it in safflower oil with slivers of onion and topped with Mrs. Dash, sea salt, black pepper (I like to see the pepper, but you can use white pepper) and a touch of garlic. I like the way the little scalloped slices look; like flowers. Cook until you can see the color change from a light yellow to a deeper color as the vegetable is cooked through. They came out browned and slightly crispy.I left the seeds in it, as I love roasted seeds with their nutty flavor, and once cooked they were quite edible. If you prefer you can scoop out the seeds and season and roast them.
Steam to retain more nutrients.
George Mateljan, of Worlds Healthiest Foods recommends cutting it into 1 inch cubes and steaming for 7 minutes to retain most of it's many nutrients. Squash is one of our main sources of many key anti-oxidants and carotenoids. You really should subscribe to WHF.org. to get the daily newsletter which is loaded with recipes using the healthiest foods available.
There are many reasons to include winter squash in your diet and these are just a few:
- They contain three heart healthy carotenoids
- They are your primary source of alpha carotene and beta carotene
- They contain anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
whf.org (Worlds Healthiest Foods Org.)
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