Monday, June 22, 2009

A spaghetti dish-with Spaghetti Squash!!

Spaghetti
So what's so great about me putting up a photo of a plate of spaghetti??
Look more closely-that's not your regular spaghetti-it's a SQUASH!!!!! A couple of weeks back when I was chatting with my brother, he had mentioned that he had recently tried spaghetti squash and that got me intrigued and I quickly put it on my shopping list. I found it quite easily,but I wasn't too sure if it was the right one as it looked no different from the rest of the squash where it was kept( I guess I was expecting something which at least vaguely resembled spaghetti),but the label on it very clearly said "Spaghetti Squash" and also had cooking instructions (thank you very much).


The instructions said that I could either bake it or microwave it-I microwaved it on high for about 7-8 minutes(after piercing the rind) and let it cool for sometime before cutting it open-and voila, there was the spaghetti just staring at me-beautiful!!!
I hadn't even thought of what to do with it. I could make spaghetti(after all it was named after it) or I could use it as noodles. Since this was the first time,I settled with a simple spaghetti dish with sauteed vegetables. The result was a nice crunchy dish( and it was all vegetables!!) which was very filling. Next time I'm going to be a little more adventurous and try out something new-maybe a salad, or maybe a stir-fry dish,or use it as noodles. Any suggestions??

Question: How would you like to try out Spaghetti squash?

34 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks lovely. have to look for this...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

wow..I have never heard abt this one..and I think I havnt seen one too. will look out for it the enxt time I go grocery shopping.U take me by surprise everytime

Pavithra said...

Wow thats realy interesting..thanks for sharing with us dear.. really looking like spaghetti.. will surely try it..i love these kind of different veggies..by the way where did u buy it ?

the ungourmet said...

That looks so delicious! I haven't had spaghetti squash in ages. I will have to pick some up!

I love your plate too!

Jenn said...

Spaghetti squash?! now that's something new to me. Very clever, Sweta. I did think for a moment that it spaghetti infused with squash. Nicely done.

doggybloggy said...

ooohh I love spaghetti squash....you could use it in a casserole - sort of like making a spaghetti lasagna...plain with garlic and olive oil is my favorite - oh and butter too!

Ann said...

Wow.. this is so yumm Sweta! i love this recipe:)

Pooja said...

Wow spaghetti squash?! Never heard of it. Sounds great!

Angie's Recipes said...

I cooked some spaghetti today too, for my husband...he doesn't like cheese on the top, (strange, huh?) so instead I squeezed some dried garlic on the top....
Now I have another spaghetti choice: with squash! Have you tried spaghetti bolognaise with apple compote? haha...my husband loves to eat savory and sweet together.
I like your plate...very summer.

Gina said...

My mom used to make spaghetti squash a lot, and I loved it. I've never tried making it myself, but I'd probably do something similar to what you did, with sauteed veggies. I'd add garlic, salt (just a dash), and pepper too...of course!

kittymatti said...

hehe.. this is fun..cool!!

floflo said...

verry beautifull!i'm hungry!sur!

lk- Healthy Delicious said...

yum! I loooove apaghetti squash! my favorite is with butter and parmasean cheese.

Chow and Chatter said...

this is just too cool will also look for it thanks for sharing Sweta

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

Actually I it as noodles! perfect combo is with a great tomato sauce and parmesan! :)

Priyanka loves food said...

Love spaghetti squash!I normally cook it up and eat with some pasta sauce with some spinach!

I want to try some baked "pasta" type dishes with it!!

Juliana said...

I never seen spaghetti squash...very interesting...sounds and looks very taste...nice pictures...

girlichef said...

I love sneaking in spaghetti squash and seeing what people say!! This sounds delicious and healthy!

foodcreate said...

What great meal!I love Spaghetti dish and Squash! Grand Idea:)And so Healthy.

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

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Have a Great Monday!

burpandslurp said...

Wow, cool! I've seen spaghetti squash around, but have not tried it yet. I think I would still prefer the real pasta, but this is sure one interesting dish fit to impress!

5 Star Foodie said...

It really does look like spaghetti! I have not tried it yet and will be on a lookout. Thanks!

Prathibha said...

FIrst time I ever heard abt something like dis...looks like really sphaggeti...Thanks for sharing with us abt this veggie

Parita said...

This is new to me, never heard of spaghetti squash before, looks grt!

Michele said...

That looks great! I have been meaning to try this for years. Thanks for reminding me =)
I'd be curious to do a sweet-inspired dish with it. In Saudi they do a sort of "dessert" vermicelli that would be interesting with the squash. It uses either date syrup or honey, and cardomom, nutmeg, cinnamon.

Gita said...

I usually make a simple poriyal with spaghetti squash...this is such a great idea...looks delicious too :)

Sweta said...

HCOF, Shubha, Ann, Pooja, Kittymatti,floflo,Reb, Juliana, foodcreate, Sophia,Parita-thanks :)
Pavithra: found it with the other squashes at the local grocery store.
Kim:I just had to buy it when I saw all the fruits on the plate ;)
Jenn:he,he,he,I'm sure you'll come out with some awesome recipe when you try it out!
DB,LK,Coco:thanks,will try that out next!
Angie:sounds great!
Gina:well,there's something in common besides our haircuts ;)
Priyanka:a baked dish will be great with it!
Dar-very clever of you! Do you ever get caught doing that ;)
Natasha-can't wait to see what you create with it!
Prathiba-you're most welcome :)
Michele:exactly what my hubby wants me to try out!
Gita: a porriyal with it will definitely taste good.

Lori said...

I've only made spaghetti squash a few times, but I do enjoy it. I haven't gotten too fancy just substituted it for pasta and used marinara. It is a great way to lighten up a dish. Yours looks great!

lisaiscooking said...

I've only had spaghetti squash once, so I think I need to try it again.

Diana H said...

I like spaghetti squash with a little olive oil or butter and some herbs, salt and pepper. I didn't like it so much as spaghetti, but more as squash.

Sweta said...

Lori:I especially enjoyed the crunchiness it had!
Lisa:I'll be waiting to see what you make out of it :)
Diana:it did taste more like a salad rather than pasta ;)

eatingRD said...

I've never actually cooked with spaghetti squash before but I've always wanted too, looks delicious! I always thought it was so neat that it really looks like spaghetti :)

Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) said...

I have never used spaghetti squash- you make it look so good. will bookmark this one too try in the fall. Have had my fill of squash for a while.

traveleatlove said...

I love spaghetti squash, but its so hard to cut! My mom's greengrocer actually threw it on the ground and it broke in half. Neat! I find it delicious anywhere you would serve pasta. Spaghetti squash carbornara?

GF Gidget said...

I love it with Avocado Pesto or topped with a spicy Thai Green Curry! YUM! Have you ever heard of a Spiralizer. Check it out on Amazon.com. You can use it to make "noodles" out of zucchini and squash. It is awesome!