Friday, August 03, 2007

SPAGHETTI SQUASH POMODORO

This is probably the simplest and easiest to prepare meal ever to grace the pages of Foodie Friday. It also happens to be incredibly delicious and incredibly low in calories.

-1 Spaghetti Squash
-2 roma tomatoes diced
-1tbsp olive oil
-2 cloves garlic pressed
-1tsp dried oregano
-¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
-Salt and pepper
-Parmesan or mozzarella cheese if desired

-Poke 5-7 holes in the squash making sure you have holes on all sides, otherwise it will explode slightly

-Put squash on a plate and place in the microwave. Microwave for about 4min per pound f squash or until skin is nice and supple. Let squash cool for at least five minutes before cutting.

-Put tomato in a bowl. Add oregano and garlic. Add a dash of salt and a smidge of pepper shake it around

-When the squash has cooled heat oil in a large saucepan over low heat

-Cut squash in half and remove the seeds. Then scrape a fork through the squash flesh lengthwise to produce long spaghetti-like strands you can scrape right up to the edge with these things.

-Toss squash with tomato mixture

-Dump it all in the pan and cook for about one minute stirring frequently

-Garnish with fresh basil and some parmesan or mozzarella cheese if so desired

-Enjoy

1. What if the show didn’t go on/ What if we all got jobs and got to bed before dawn/ What if Old Joe had to retire/ What if all the stagehands were let go or fired.

2. You’ve taken the fun/ Out of everything/ Making me run/ When I don’t want to think

3. Every night/ Out for love/ Get my strength from the man above/ God of pistol/ God of steel/ God is here behind my wheel

4. I said oh/ I got this feeling and it's deep in my body/ it gives me wiggles and it makes my rump shake/ I said oh

5. I can’t believe that I’m writing this down and/ I can’t believe I’ve got you in a song/ I don’t want to be a whining girl/ Rather not be in your world.

6 comments:

Evil Spock said...

I love Spaghetti squash, but i always add to much oil/butter to get it taste the way I want when I eat it as a main dish.

I'm going to try it as a side dish for Sunday!

Kiyotoe said...

what in THEE hell is spaghetti squash??!!

I need to broaden my edible horizons don't I?

:(

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Intriguing lyrics. Are they yours?

CS said...

I've always liked spahetti squash - how cool is it that there is a vegetable that contains a pseudo-pasta? But "explode slightly"?? Makes me want to test it out...

Eve said...

Yum!

Number three seems like it might be PJ Harvey, but I'm not sure which.

Natalie said...

Evil Spock- I hope it worked. Mom said the microwave timing was off. She is probably right.

Kiyotoe- It is only the greatest food around! Easy to prepare and fun to eat. It's also only 40cal a cup!!!!

Pawlie- No they belong to various songs from my iPod.

CS- I only poked holes on one side and then the other side popped a little bit and exploded slightly. I think it is safe to try. The squash didn't seem to be ruined by the explosion at all.

Eve- It totally is.