This week’s bag features long squash! Long Squash, as it’s known in Hawaii, also goes by Opo squash, Gwa, Bau, or Laukiii. This is an Asian variety of squash that is capable of growing up to several feet in length and is similar to a zucchini with a very mild flavor and soft texture when cooked. Popular cooking methods for this type of squash include grilling, roasting, baking, stir-frying, and stewing. The squash can be seasoned with a variety of items, and generally absorbs the flavors of other ingredients when it is used in a soup, stew, or casserole. It can also be stuffed and baked, or cooked with yellow lentils, tomatoes and spices, as they do in Southeast Asia where the vegetable is popular. So many options to experiment with in the kitchen! What else is in this week’s bag?
Mixed Lettuce- Mari’s Garden
Portobella Mushrooms– Small Kine Farm
Purplette Onions– Ho Farms
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