[Sca-cooks] OOP-OT Squash
dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Mon Jul 14 07:35:06 PDT 2008
Barbara Dodge wrote:
>No suggestion from this quarter, but another question. Can squash
>be pickled? This way, you have another form of long term storage
>that doesn;t take up freezer space.
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Any vegetable can be pickled. Pickling is simply the application of
salt and/or acid to preserve the vegetable.
Pretty much any recipe that can be used for cucumbers would work fine
for most summer squash. The texture and taste will be different but
they will still be quite tasty.
If the OP has very young squash with the blossoms still attached,
they can be harvested at that stage and the blossoms can be stuffed
then either baked or fried. Very good stuff at that stage. It also
reduces the volume of large squash one has to deal with later.
Of course there is the ever effective means of reducing the squash
population which nobody has yet touched upon... give them away (but
be sure not to pick on any one person too frequently...). Same goes
for eggplant, it is quite prolific as well.
Venimus, Saltavimus, Bibimus (et naribus canium capti sumus)
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