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What is available is today’s awesome spaghetti squash tutorial and recipe!
For those of you unfamiliar with it, spaghetti squash is (obviously) a type of squash that, when cooked, yields a stringy flesh that can double as pasta. Whether you top it with marinara or alfredo sauce, or even a simple combination of butter and parmesan, spaghetti squash is a great low carb way to get your noodle fix! The ’noodles’ are virtually tasteless (which is great because they soak up whatever sauce you top them with) and have a bit of a pleasant crunch to them. There are days when I actually prefer them to regular pasta.
The way I cook a spaghetti squash is simple….
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Once it is heated, put the whole spaghetti squash into the oven, uncut. Bake it for 40-45 minutes (until it is easily pierced with a fork), remove, cool, and cut in half, diagonally. Using a spoon, remove the seeds. Then, with a fork, scrape the flesh under the seeds and watch as noodles magically appear!
I like to wait to cut it until after it bakes, because it is near impossible for me to do so beforehand. :-/
I absolutely love to top them with this lemon caper sauce, which is super easy, quick, and adaptable….a great recipe for firemen…and, of course, it has to be spicy…
SPICY LEMON CAPER SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1 cooked spaghetti squash
1 1/2 T. butter or coconut oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 zucchini, chopped
1 1/2 c. cremini mushrooms, chopped
1/2 t. salt
1/4-1/2 t. red pepper flakes
juice and zest of 1 lemon
3 T. capers, rinsed and drained
10 cherry tomatoes
1/4 c. fresh parsley
Heat the oil or butter in a skillet. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add zucchini, mushrooms, salt and pepper flakes; cook until the water from both has mostly evaporated (about 5-8 minutes). Add in lemon juice and zest, capers, and tomatoes. Let cook for another 5 minutes, until the tomatoes have broken down a bit. Top with parsley and serve!
This would be great topped with my Perfectly Cooked Chicken or any type of hard cheese like parmesan. It is a convenient, healthy meal that is delicious and surprisingly filling! The most difficult part is cooking the squash, but with the method I’ve described, I hope it takes on a new degree of simplicity for you.
Have you ever ate spaghetti squash?
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Don’t forget to stop in Monday for my Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce! Have a great weekend!!