Saturday, September 13, 2014

Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices

Recipe from The Gourmet Cookbook by Ruth Reichl

1 (3.5 - 4 pound) spaghetti squash
1/2 stick (4 T) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 T chopped fresh cilantro

Pierce squash all over with a small sharp knife. Cook in an 800 watt microwave oven on high power for 6-7 minutes. Turn squash over and microwave until the squash feels slightly soft when pressed, 8-10 minutes more.Cool squash for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a small heavy sauce pan over moderately high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring until golden, about 1 minute. Stir in spices and salt and remove from heat.

Carefully halve the squash lengthwise (it will give off steam) and remove and discard seeds. Working over a bowl, scrape squash flesh with a fork, loosening and separating the strands as you remove it from the skin. Toss with spice butter and cilantro.

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