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  1. StaceyUK

    StaceyUK Gold Member

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    acorn squash! I quarter it, remove seeds, stick on a baking tray, sprinkle with homemade cajun seasoning and roast for about 40 mins. It is sooo lush on a red day to bulk out your meal as replacement for potatoes.

    To make your own simple cajun seasoning combine the following:

    2 1/2 tablespoons salt
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    1 tablespoon paprika
    1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoon ground black pepper

    Store in a container. Very versatile and great tossed into potatoes and then roasted!
     
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    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    Thanks for the pointer to make my own cajun spice! I have all the ingredients, didn't realise it was so simple to make!
     
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    whats an acorn squash?!!!
     
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    This is one! Think its orange inside....looks yum I'm gonna look out for one! xxx
     
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    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    I've not tried an Acorn Squash before, so I must get one and try it, thank you Stacey.
     
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    spices

    thanks awell for the tip for the spices i will definatly be making this.
     
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    metrognome is getting better at it

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    what does acorn squash taste like???
    is it anything like butternut squash
    thanks
     
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    Nope, it's different to BNS. To me, it's a bit firmer so it's more potatoey in texture, almost. I can't describe the taste but it's not as watery as BNS. Give it a go! Can be a bugger to cut though. I had to cut down as far as I could and use my brute strength to snap it in half!
     
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    ok thanks might go and try one as im getting fed up with butternut squash
     
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    Minders Finding inspiration

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    I used to grow acorn squashes in my garden. Yummy! I have a giant thing of cajun spice that a family friend sent me from Texas... I use it a lot on my SW chips!! I'll give the acorn squash a go... I love all squashes.
     
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    If you are anywhere near a Waitrose supermarket, pop in and get their October booklet which has articles about what's seasonal at the moment, including one on autumn squashes. They have butternut, acorn, harlequin and kabocha.
     
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    Sounds lovely, only ever had pumkin and BNS but like them a lot so will be adventerous and have a go. Thanks for the spice tip too, will deffinately being doing that as mine has almost run out.
     
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    Went to Waitrose this afternoon and got a Harlequin squash - like an acorn squash but with a mottled green and cream skin. Also got a Kabocha squash which is a bit bigger. According to Waitrose it has "bright orange flesh and a mellow, chestnut flavour that's alittle like sweet potatoes".

    Sounds good to me! I'll let you know how I get on.
     
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