Acorn squash is a winter squash, no, it doesn’t grow in the winter, rather it can keep all winter long if stored properly.  Last weekend we harvested some of the first squash of the year. I checked it and a sugary liquid was coming off of it. Rather than waiting, I decided to prepare it simply.

Sometimes simple is the most satisfying.

1 small acorn squash
1 tbs butter
pinch of salt

Pretty, isn’t it?










Cut it in half, scoop out seeds the carefully cut into sections following the ribs.










Here comes a quick cheat. At this point you could steam it, or even bake it in an oven. I’m hungry NOW.

Into the microwave (gasp!) for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile heat a pan over medium high heat, add butter melt swirling often, add steamed squash.










Cook for  8- 10 minutes until it is browned and crispy on the outside tender and moist on the inside.
A pinch of salt and serve.










Simple is good.

Until next time, Eat Well & Keep Digging!

The Gastronomic Gardener