Try a new squash this season like the vibrant red kuri. This dish is subtle in flavor with a nice combination of texture from the soft squash, sausage pieces and confetti like rice.
By Sherron Watson
The season is changing and it feels wonderful.
I went to Whole Foods last week and they have a huge display of squash. I love seeing the varieties with all their own shapes, sizes and colors. My eye was drawn to this bright orange Kuri Squash. The orange is vivid. The shape ranged from round to teardrop. I chose the one pictured above. When I cut into it I was overcome with a flowery scent. I could tell it was a squash but the aroma coming from the Kuri squash was strong. I felt that it would work great with a filling of some kind.
I had some left over sausage from an earlier dish and thought it would make a good filling combined with some rice. I made rice, added a few sauteed onions and the sausage.
Simply delicious. I scooped the squash pulp and sausage filling onto a platter and served it for lunch. We all thought it was a pleasant change from our favorite Acorn Squash. The dish is subtle in flavor with a nice combination of texture from the soft squash, firm sausage pieces and confetti like rice.
All in all, a wonderful Fall dish to add to your menu. I hope that you can find Kuri Squash in your area.Print
Sherron Watson is a writer and photographer. Her passion for food started at a young age while working with her family in their restaurant business. A career in photography gave her the experience she needed to start capturing images of her favorite dishes. This led to the creation of her blog: simply-gourmet.com. She is currently a food writer for Capital Style Magazine in Annapolis, MD.