Red Kuri Squash
Japanese squash, Orange Hokkaido or Uchiki Kuri
Also known as a Japanese squash, Orange Hokkaido or Uchiki Kuri squash, this fruit is commonly known as the Kuri squash. Medium sized and round with a tapered end, this is a thick-skinned, orange colored squash that looks like a pumpkin with a topknot and without the ridges. Its deep orange-colored shell reveals a mild flavored flesh with a somewhat dry texture. The firm flesh provides a very delicate and mellow flavor similar to the taste of chestnuts. Under its deep orange shell is mild flavored flesh with a somewhat dry texture and a delicate, subtle flavor similar to chestnuts.
All Squash are members of the Cucurbitaceae family and are relatives of both melons and cucumbers.
Bake, boil, steam, or microwave, can be pureed or mashed; top with butter, herbs, cinnamon, or brown sugar. Serve as a side dish or use as a base for soups.
|Recipes: 2||Red Kuri Squash and Apple Cider Soup|
Red Kuri Squash and Celery Relish