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Tips To Steam Acorn Squash

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Acorn squash which can be steamedFood experts and chefs believe that acorn squash is one of those foods which is considerably easy to steam. Cooking  the vegetable by this process helps to retain all its nutrients, does not add to your calorie count and even makes it taste delicious. Moreover, when you steam the vegetable you will be able to use its seeds beneficially too. Here are some quick and simple ways of steaming the squash.


 


 


 


 


 


Handy Tips for Steaming Acorn Squash

 


Wash:


  • The first step in the steaming any vegetable is washing it thoroughly. You need to wash your acorn squash thoroughly in order to get rid of all the chemicals and pesticides that are harmful for the body (unless it is organic, in which case you need to still wash it to get rid of the dirt, other people's germs from touching it, etc.)

 


Cut the acorn squash:


  • Then, you need to cut the squash into halves and remove the seeds by using a spoon to scoop them out. Once you remove the seeds, cut the squash into quarters, this will help expedite the cooking process.

Sliced acorn squash before steaming


Temperature and Time:


  • Steam the acorn squash for twenty minutes at 180 degree F in a pot of boiling water. Make sure you constantly check to see that the water boils continuously to ensure even cooking.

 


Is it Ready?:


  • It is important to see if the squash are well cooked before you remove them. The best way to do so is by using a fork and moving it through the squash – if it goes in smoothly, it means that the squash is soft and ready to use, so your work is done!

Perfectly steamed acorn squash ready to be eaten

See! Steaming acorn squash is really easy! If you have some more tips, please feel free to share them with us below.

 

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