to Peel and Cube a Butternut Squash
you realize that you can easily peel and cube a butternut squash, a
new venue of cooking opportunities appear. Use these tasty cubes in
soups, in casseroles, or build an array of great side dishes. (See the
recipe for Butternut Squash and Green
Beans with Maple Syrup.)
Because a butternut
squash has a smooth skin, it is easy to peel. The squash consist of
two parts—the neck and the bulb. With a sharp knife, cut the neck
from the bulb. The horizontal cut should be just far enough into the
bulb to expose the seed cavity.
the stem end off the neck. Use a potato peeler to remove the skin from
the neck. Because it is smooth and uniform, it will only take a few
Use a spoon to remove
the seeds from the cavity of the bulb. Once the seeds are removed, cut
the bulb into 3/4-inch horizontal slices. Use a sharp knife and remove
the skin from the slices. If you prefer, you can use your potato peeler
to remove the skin from the slices.
Cut both the slices
and the neck into 3/4-inch cubes. Use these cubes in your cooking.