Wednesday, February 16, 2011

You've been the only thing that's right in all I've done*

I made the most amazing dinner ever!  

Mom - why did we NEVER have spaghetti squash growing up?  It is like my new favorite food ever!  (Oh, Wegmans, you did it again!).

So, I had never had spaghetti squash and was a little nervous about making it, so I want to share my recipe with you so you can make it for yourself!

Without further ado:

Spaghetti squash
roasted red peppers
black olives
feta cheese
olive oil
canola or vegetable oil
sea salt (or regular salt)

What to do:
Cook the Spaghetti Squash.  
There are two easy ways to do this.
1 - stab holes in the squash to keep it from exploding
2a - Bake it in the oven at 375F for about an hour (or until it's soft)
2b - Microwave it for about 20 minutes

Let the squash sit until its cool enough to touch

Cut the stem of the squash off, then cut the squash in half lengthwise.
Scoop out the darker amber color area of the squash and the seeds and discard.  Then, use a fork or spoon and scoop out the lighter colored areas of the squash.  They will be kind of stringy looking (like thin spaghetti).  

Cook the toppings
Cut up the onion, roasted peppers, olives, and garlic.  
Put vegetable oil in your frying pan, and cook the onions and garlic in it until tender.  Add the peppers and olives and cook until warm.

Put it all together
Add olive oil and salt to taste to the squash.  Put the toppings and feta cheese on top of the squash.  Mix it all together and serve.

Ignore the horrible appearance.  I warned you last time I was terrible at staging food photos :-)

Seriously.  AMAZING!  Make it for dinner tonight!

*Snow Patrol


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