Cooking Tips : How to Prepare Butternut Squash

Uploaded by cookingguide on 27.10.2008

To prepare your Butternut squash for cooking, there's several things that you can do. First,
we're going to start by cutting it in half. This squash moves around very easily, so you
want to be very careful whenever you're working with a knife and something that rolls around
easily. So, what I'm going to do is I'm going to take my knife and stick it down in the
center of the squash.
Once I hit the cutting board, I'm going to pull my knife down, and try and work my knife
through the bottom half of the squash. Once I've done that, I'm going to turn my squash
all the way around so I can finish cutting through. Here, you want to be extremely careful.
Now that I've got half of the squash cut through, I'm going to turn it around and I'm going
to do the same thing to the other side.
Now that I have my Butternut squash halved, you can see that I've got some seeds that
i need to remove. I'm just going to take my spoon and scoop the seeds out.
From here, you can roast your Butternut squash like this. Or, if you're going to peel it,
to can easily take a vegetable peeler and just peel the Butternut squash. The peel should
come off relatively easy. And that is how you prepare a Butternut squash for cooking.