Sunday, November 21, 2010

Broccoli and spaghetti Squash - two of my favorites

Another great sounding recipe from Broccoli by Brody that sounds yummy and easy to make.   This recipe calls for a sweet Spanish or Vidalia onion.  Vidalia onions are readily available in the spring but you can sometimes find them in your market year-round.  If you cannot find them, simply substitute a sweet Spanish onion.  The combination of colors here - bright yellow squash and the deep green of the broccoli - makes this a visually stunning dish.

1 large (2-3 pounds) spaghetti squash
3 Tbs water
1 Tbs olive oil
1 medium vidalia onion (or sweet Spanish), thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
3 c broccoli stems and florets, stems peeled and thinly slice on the diagonal
2 Tbs water
1 scallion, green and white parts, chopped

Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds and invert the squash halves on a plate.  Sprinkle with the 3 Tbs water, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 5 to 7 minutes.  (The spaghetti squash halves can also be placed in a shallow aluminum foil lined baking pan with water and baked at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes).  The skin should be tender when pricked with a fork.  Cool slightly.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and saute' the onions and garlic until just tender and transparent but not browned.  Add the zucchini and broccoli  and the 2 Tbs water.  Cover and steam over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes until the broccoli is crisp-tender.  Remove the pan from the heat.

Gently separate the spaghetti strings from the squash by scraping the insides of the squash with a fork.  Remove them to a serving bowl and gently mix with the other vegetables.  Garnish with scallions and serve.

1 comment:

  1. Spaghetti squash IS so yummy! It's overlooked too often I think. Great sounding recipe :) Have a great day! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters