Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Red Kuri Appreciation.

Three years ago, I had a couple Portland autumns under my belt and leaned towards red kuri as my favorite squash. Everyone else at the FarMars seemed gaga for pumpkin, spaghetti and delicata but roasted red kuri was my pick. Clearly I then went onto red kuri overload, because I've gone another couple years without it. It was time to change that this month, and change that I did.

The red kuri has a soft, sweet taste and fabulously orange insides.

Red Kuri Squash, I appreciate you.

This past weekend, I mashed you with sea salt and cinnamon...

And roasted your seeds with smoked paprika, sea salt, chili powder and some more goodness....


In fact, I made myself a cute little lunch for Monday in this recycled container from Sonny Bowl...


It had mashed red kuri squash, cheesy rice (I know, I used sushi, I was out of brown and inspired by Native Bowl, shh) and oven 'fried' chicken seitan nuggets.

Oven Fried Chicken Seitan Style Nuggets and Melty Swiss Uncheese

The Melty Swiss Uncheese is from the classic Uncheese Cookbook. Sometimes nothing beats a homemade cheesy sauce! I heart all the white miso in this one.

The seitan nuggets are from the Urban Vegan cookbook, and the breading is ala Bryanna Clark Grogan, aka the legendary BCG.

10 comments:

nora said...

i'v never had red kuri! now i really wanna try it. will have to wait until winter break!

Lisa said...

I haven't tried red kuri either but I think there may be one on the table downstairs so I hope to get to it soon. Meanwhile Delicata are my favorite but I have yet to meet a squash I didn't like. Love the way you seasoned yours, and the roasted seeds.

Whitney @ Lettuce Love said...

I have never tried (or seen red kuri) not I want to try it. This fall I am learning to love squash.

Chelsea said...

Your love affair with red kuri is inspiring!

Erica said...

i just made the mostarella from uncheese and frickin' LOVE it. lovely squash :)

Erica said...

ps - i've got some chickpea cutlet junk in the fridge and am totally ripping off your chicken nugget idea.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Damn, those seitan nuggets look perfect! I've never had red kuri, but it looks super good.

I'm Philippa O said...

that is one beautiful pumpkin!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Jordan Pattern is obsessed with Red Kuri. I may have to finally try it.

servicio informatico said...

I really love the red kuri. Oh so yummy and pretty.