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    So I made spaghetti squash last night. I must say, I am now a big fan. I'm ok seasoning it with sea salt and pepper, but I'm looking for a good way to season it for my wife. She normally doesn't like squash, but said it isn't bad, it's just too bland for her. Any ideas??

  • #2
    Butter?
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    • #3
      Butter or ghee, and garlic. Mmmm.

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      • #4
        I just discovered Ghee and I'm in love!
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        • #5
          Definitely butter, and we like parmesan cheese mixed in too. Also - we rarely eat it plain. I almost always have something on top of it like a chicken curry, beef stroganoff, marinara w/ meatballs, etc.

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          • #6
            What is ghee and where do I find it?

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            • #7
              Ghee is clarified butter - butter that's been heated so the milk solids are removed. Makes it a more concentrated flavor and a much higher smoke point so you can cook in high heat. Doesn't need to be refrigerated either. Delicious. Available at Indian food stores, most international markets, and at that big, giant bookstore-on-the-internet.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cogsjon View Post
                So I made spaghetti squash last night. I must say, I am now a big fan. I'm ok seasoning it with sea salt and pepper, but I'm looking for a good way to season it for my wife. She normally doesn't like squash, but said it isn't bad, it's just too bland for her. Any ideas??
                if you eat night shades...make some homemade sauce/gravy w/meatballs, or ground beef and pork sausage, lots of fresh oregano, basil, garlic and onions... serve over spaghetti squash...
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Clabbergirl View Post
                  Ghee is clarified butter - butter that's been heated so the milk solids are removed. Makes it a more concentrated flavor and a much higher smoke point so you can cook in high heat. Doesn't need to be refrigerated either. Delicious. Available at Indian food stores, most international markets, and at that big, giant bookstore-on-the-internet.
                  you can make your own ghee... I do... i buy a lb of organic butter, put it in a pot on a slow bubble until the milk solids bubble to the top - when I blow on the solids they separate and you get this beautiful golden color and a wonderful aroma... on my stove it takes about 45mins to make ghee... love it!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Shijin13 View Post
                    you can make your own ghee... I do... i buy a lb of organic butter, put it in a pot on a slow bubble until the milk solids bubble to the top - when I blow on the solids they separate and you get this beautiful golden color and a wonderful aroma... on my stove it takes about 45mins to make ghee... love it!
                    What method do you use to seperate the solids and the proteins that settle on the bottom? Just curious as I've seen multiple ideas for this.

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                    • #11
                      We don't season ours, we just serve it mixed really well with meat, veggies, and marinara (spaghetti)
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                      • #12
                        If your ok with dairy this recipe is to die for! Of course you can also add chicken or some sort of meat if you want it to be a main dish.

                        Spaghetti Squash with Jalepeno Cream
                        1 spaghetti squash (about 3 lbs.)
                        1 1/2 cups milk
                        8 oz full fat Cream Cheese
                        2 to 3 jalapeņos, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
                        2 tablespoons butter, plus more for pans
                        1 teaspoon salt
                        1-2 cups shredded cheese, sharp cheddar or whatever

                        1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut squash in half lengthwise and use a spoon or melon baller to remove seeds and surrounding fiber. Put squash, cut side down, on a lightly buttered baking sheet and bake until tender when flesh is pierced with a fork, 30 to 40 minutes. Or poke several holes in skin of squash with a fork and microwave it on high 10 minutes. Squash should be tender when pierced with a fork; if it isn't, microwave on high in 1-minute intervals until tender. Let sit until cool.
                        2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm milk and jalapeņos until bubbles form along the edge of the pan. Remove mixture from heat and let sit 15 minutes. Strain and discard jalapeņos. Then add cream cheese and let it sit until melted, you may have to put back on heat for a minute.
                        3. When squash is cool enough to handle, use a large spoon to scrape the strands out of the skin and into a large bowl.
                        4. Mix milk mixture, 1 cup of cheese, and squash.
                        5. Transfer mixture to a buttered 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese and bake until bubbling and brown on top, about 30 minutes.

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                        • #13
                          Salt, pepper, garlic, and sage

                          If you do dairy make an Alfredo sauce and mix together. We like mixing grilled chicken, peppers, and Alfredo to put over the buttered noodles.
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                          • #14
                            I made it last night as a side dish. I am not a squash fan either. I just took the "spaghetti" and put it in a saute pan with 1 huge clove of garlic, butter, cherry tomatoes cut in half and salt and pepper. It was delish.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kaylee99 View Post
                              If you do dairy make an Alfredo sauce and mix together.
                              +1. My favorite way to eat it is with a homemade Alfredo sauce. You can use it as a substitution for noodles in most pasta dishes really.
                              Last edited by nicoleah; 10-14-2011, 09:36 AM. Reason: stoopid spelling
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