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What is it

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bellatom, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Bellatom

    Bellatom Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me what this is?, not sure if I have to cook, carve or decorate it.
     
  2. AnnJohnston

    AnnJohnston Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a squash. Not sure which variety though. I would treat it like a pumpkin or butternut squash.
     
  3. Bellatom

    Bellatom Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info but I dont know how to treat it, could I roast then put in a soup or just chop up and add it raw?
     
  4. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd roast it, which should bring out the flavour more. Depending on its age, you may or may not need to peel it. I can't judge from the photo and in any event, I am the World's dodgiest cook :)
     
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  5. AnnJohnston

    AnnJohnston Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry!! I love pumpkin and butternut squash roasted as they're normally quite sweet but I've never had this kind before. Have you googled it?
     
  6. Bellatom

    Bellatom Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Roasted all of it used 3/4 for chilli & squash soup which was lovely, but was an absolute nightmare to peel.
    Very pretty veg shame to cut it up.
     
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  7. mist

    mist · Guest

    Where did it come from? Was it alone? What are its intentions?

    I'm highly suspicious..:D
     
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  8. AnnJohnston

    AnnJohnston Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I seen them in Lidl at weekend but I was buying loads other veg so gave them a miss this week.
     
  9. Bellatom

    Bellatom Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I got it from lidl and the soup was lovely, bit of a kick but you cant beat a little spice in your life.
     
  10. Bellatom

    Bellatom Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    As I say, if you cant have the sugar nothing stopping you having the spice
     
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