Often called dieter's pasta, the cooked flesh of this unique yellow squash separates into thin strands that resemble spaghetti.There are several methods of cooking a spaghetti squash. If you have a lidded pot that's large enough to accomodate the squash, you can either boil or steam it until it is tender, about 30 to 45 minutes (a bit less if you elect to steam it). Otherwise, place the squash on a baking tray and cook in a 325 F oven for 1 hour or until it is pierced easily with a fork. When it's cool enough to handle, cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scrape the pumpkin-like seeds and the gooey fibrous matter from the center of the squash and discard — but be careful not to remove too much of the actual flesh. Then, using a spoon or fork, scrape the strands of "spaghetti" lengthwise from the sides of the squash shell and place in a bowl, separating and fluffing them with your fingers.
I never knew there was such a thing as a spaghetti squash!!
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