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Butternut squash is one of the most popular modern varieties of hard winter squash. Butternuts are known for their long neck and bowling pin or bell-like shape. Their smooth skin is pinkish-tan and hardened when mature. The skin is edible when cooked though most often it is peeled and discarded prior to eating. The long neck of the Butternut squash contains a solid orange flesh that makes for easy peeling and slicing. Its bulbous end houses a petite seed cavity surrounded by a layer of orange flesh. When cooked the flesh of the Butternut squash is tender, nearly strangles, and offers a mild squash flavour with sweet and nutty nuances.

Butternut squash has a shape which makes it easy to peel and slice with all of the seeds conveniently located in the bulbous end of the squash. Squash can be sliced into rounds, wedges, or cubes and baked, steamed, roasted, braised, and grilled. Cooked squash makes an excellent addition to curries, chili, soups, stews, and risotto. Dice and use in lieu of potatoes in a hash or serve atop pizza and flatbread.Cooked squash can also be used as a filling for tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, and ravioli. Cooked and pureed Butternut squash can be used to flavour and thicken sauces and soups. The seeds of the squash are popularly roasted, salted and consumed as a snack food similar to pumpkin seeds. Its flavour pairs well with sage, thyme, bay leaf, apple, cinnamon, pear, shallots, pecans, butter, cream, feta cheese, ground beef, sausage, and bacon. An excellent keeper, to store keep Butternut squash in a cool, dry place and use within a few months.

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