Super Simple Gem Squash

These little balls of delight are brilliant.  You can do all sorts of fancy things with them, involving stuffing, roasting, chopping, etc.  However, a good friend showed me last year that often the simplest way is the best way.

They have a lovely sweet taste and aren’t quite as robust in flavour as other squashes so to get the best out of them I think eating them as close to how they are when picked is surely one of the greatest things for them. So I simply put these two beauties into a pan of boiling water and let them bubble away for 20 minutes (until tender and a knife went in easily) and then drained them.

Then we cut off their tops and scooped out the seeds.  While still hot, we added some good quality butter, salt and pepper.

Mix it all together and enjoy!  Thank you Abel & Cole, they were great.

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7 Responses to Super Simple Gem Squash

  1. Anonymous says:

    You saved me – i had two little squashes from Abel & Cole and didn’ae know what to do with them

  2. frankie says:

    just a wee thought – did you prick ’em with a fork before boiling? I’ve exploded a few when i forgot to do this. Not too much though otherwise they can take in water. YUM, I want one NOW.

  3. rsmacaalay says:

    Wow this simple recipe looks so good!

  4. Rory says:

    I like to add some extra fillings to the Gem Pot. firstly i cut off the stork about 1cm down so u get a pot nd lid. i then boil the Gem Squash, whilst thats boiling away i cook some chicken cubes in Tomato sauce and Coca cola. allow that the soften the chicken and thicken the sauce. once both are ready i do the Gem squash with butter and salt, put it back into the GEM pot and place the Coke Chicken ontop. take a few slices of cheese and place in the oven till melted and or slightly browned. place the lid back and serve. my family and Neigghbours love it.

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