Sunday, November 22, 2009

How to... Cook Spaghetti Squash (microwave method)

While I love pasta, it is something I am trying to reduce in my diet. Aside from the (significant) insulin spikes, I physically feel drained and lethargic after eating them.

While spaghetti squash can't completely replace my pasta lovin', it has definitely become a weekly grocery purchase for me. And to be honest, it really is easy to cook it. In fact, it's easier to cook this than it is to make spaghetti.

Directions:

  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise, with a sharp knife. (Try not to cut through the stem- that's tough and you don't want to chip your blade.)
  2. Scrape out the seeds.
  3. Brush on your favorite fat (read: bacon fat, olive oil, etc) on the inside of your squash, and sprinkle some salt and pepper.
  4. Place it face-down inside a glass baking dish, and cover it tightly with some saran wrap. Poke some holes in the saran wrap so it can steam.
  5. Microwave it for 8-12 minutes, checking on it after 7 minutes. If it is soft to the touch, it's ready.
  6. Allow the squash to rest for 5 minutes, then "scrape" it with a fork. (It will resemble spaghetti strands.)


Source: Nom Nom Paleo





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