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Butternut squash and it’s cousins

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by cheesefest, 7 Oct 2021.

  1. cheesefest

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Land of Gin (I wish)

    We had seedless grapes for years. So why hasn’t anyone created seedless squashes? Love BNS but the seeds and sticky membrane stuff is tricky to get rid of.

    Plus able to enjoy about 100-150g of extra squash.

    Does anyone have any idea of how to get rid of the membrane stuff? I use a teaspoon and still bits there.
     
  2. SoliD

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

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    Location: Portsmouth

    Seeds are brilliant, cut bottom half into 4 and pull them out with a fork, then chuck all the seeds into a pan with some olive oil, bit of salt and pepper and roast until dried out.
     
  3. 200sols

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Hampshire

    How would they grow more squashes if you removed the seeds?
     
  4. dLockers

    Sgarrista

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    The same way cavendish bananas and seedless grapes have been grown for decades presumably.
     
  5. 200sols

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Hampshire

    Grapes are taken by cutting normally anyway, squash plants are quite different, the plant has to grow from seed.
     
  6. dLockers

    Sgarrista

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  7. jpaul

    Capodecina

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    seed free - in preparation for halloween butternutpumpkin pie

    sorry kids no sweets, the supermarket shelves are bare - a piece of pumpkin pie ?

    genuine pumpkins are a bit of waste of resources, I've never cooked up the scooped out interior, but apparently, not very tasty -
    if Aldi was selling a massive butternut on the other hand ...





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  8. WillyNelson

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

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    Location: Worthington-on-sea

    An ordinary table spoon works for me to scrape out the seeds & membrane. Just quarter to make it easier. If you can get under the membrane to scoop it off instead of scraping at it, it should be easier.

    Roast BNS with beetroot & pork chops (or sausages) is a winter favorite in our house. And it makes an excellent soup, either with chili and some coconut milk, or with ginger and sage are my favourites.
     
  9. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    Location: Welling, London

    Butternut squash soup is banging!
     
  10. jpaul

    Capodecina

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    Interesting bbc podcast today talking about potential improved flavour butter nut varieties (The culinary breeding network),
    with GMO manipulation we can do outside Europe - finally the brexit benefit.
    In the meantime will be looking for Rogosa Violina Gioia variety which has a wrinled skin - reward offered.
     
  11. WillyNelson

    Soldato

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    Location: Worthington-on-sea

    Got a garden? They're a piece of the proverbial to grow.