How To Puree Squash
Squash puree is a handy ingredient to store at home since it can be used to make a variety of dishes like soups, pies, breads, rolls, buns, pastas, desserts, casseroles etc. It can be served as a side dish too. Moreover, squash puree can be frozen and stored up to two months in the refrigerator. Read on for detailed instructions on pureeing squash at home…
Principle behind Squash Puree
This yellow/orange colored hard vegetable would have to be cooked so as to soften the flesh prior to pureeing it. On cooking, the squash become quite soft and manageable and if cooked well enough can even be mashed using a vegetable masher.
Steps to Puree Squash
- Select a fresh squash with skin intact.
- Wash squash very well under water and scrub clean.
- Cut the squash through the middle into two equal halves.
- Spoon out seeds and other fibrous innards.
- Cut squash further into wedges or chunks. If planning to boil or steam them, carefully peel off the skin.
- Baking – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the cut squash, cut side down on baking sheets and put in the oven. Let cook for about 15 minutes until the flesh becomes soft and can be easily poked with a fork. Take out of the oven and spoon the flesh onto a plate.
- Boiling –In a pot of water, add the squash pieces and boil. Let simmer over medium heat for about 20 minutes.
- Steaming – Put squash pieces in a steamer over a pot of boiling water. Cover and let cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Microwaving – Take a microwavable bowl and put in squash pieces. Cook on high for 10 minutes.
- Transfer cooked squash into a blender and blend for about 3 minutes to get a smooth textured puree.
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Learn how to puree squash at home and definitely, market bought squash puree would lose favor with you and your loved ones.
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