A while back my wife and I decided that if we were going to justify storing our cookbook collection, we needed to make at least one recipe from each book every week.It sounded simple enough, and I happily joined her in browsing through Taste of Home magazine’s Prize winning Recipes (spring 2006), the first of the books on our target list, picking three recipes as we went. Of course, it all went kind of sideways from there.
The recipe in question was for Curried Beef-Stuffed Squash, which looked wonderful at first glance. Unfortunately, my penchant for winging it in the kitchen very quickly led way to a completely new recipe based on the flavors I was craving at the moment. It seems no matter how much I want to follow a recipe, the by the seat of his pants cook in me always takes over, and I never know exactly what the end result will be.
In this case, it was fabulous!
Roasted Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe, a Sage Sensation
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 31gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
The only thing I can think of that might have made this better would be a bit of seasoned breadcrumbs, but even then, the star here is really the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth squash. The filling plays a very nice supporting role.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Curried Beef-Stuffed Squash, from Taste of Home Magazine
- Stuffed Acorn Squash with sausage and two rices, From Kitchen Mage
As usual you change a recipe to suit your mood and it turns out nicely. I ‘ve never thought of stuffing “squash” (we say pumpkin down under) with sausage. This looks like the perfect fall recipe to try soon. Looks delicious.
This looks like a great recipe for Fall, when I still have fresh herbs in the garden but the new crop of acorn squash is just coming in. Because I’d be a turkey sausage person — and I think the turkey has less flavor — I’d probably go with the cheese on top. Well, and maybe the breadcrumbs, too!
Alright, I just finished my first episode of semi homemade cooking, due to your urging. Wow, am I impressed. Her hair reminds me of Farrah’s back in the day. All foofy, light and moving in directoins. But what I finally noticed was her complete lack of jewelry. No rings, no necklaces, no ear rings, and clear nail polish. I’ll bet you dimes to dollars she’s got a belly button piercing, bet you. I think I’ll send off a creepy, stalking letter to her now. Oh joy!
ps – Need to find a wav file of her saying, “It’s cocktail time!”
How do you tell the different varieties apart? Would you buy this in the market as an “acorn pumpkin”?
And as for stuffing it. I’m American. We’ll stuff anything!
You’ve mentioned that you don’t do pork in the past. Whether that’s a requirement of faith or a lifestyle choice, I figured I’d point out that there really is no need to avoid a recipe based on that. There are alternatives and I will strive to mention them when working with pork.
(For those of you with aversions to eating beef, I can’t help you!)
Have I ever told you that there is something seriously wrong with you, man! That woman is frightening!
February is a tough time. Every year I try to start smoking. I got halfway through the pack this time, wasn’t easy. Made me smell dead, ashes everywhere and making sure I had a smoke with me at all times. And driving while smoking? that right there pally boy is an art form in itself. So, before I put a burn mark on me or the most awesome wagon of all time, I tossed them.
I’ll be Sandra smokes like a chimney when she’s off camera. That’s hot.
Doc, you crack me up!
Hi Mrs. SoMP! Thank you. I give good comment. Thank you, I’ll be here all week.
I’m off to Tivo all of Sandra Lee, will be busy for a while.