Rating: 3.58 stars
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0

With just 15 minutes of prep work and five ingredients, you can prepare this easy and delicious meal even on your busiest night of the week!

Everyday Food, November 2007

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prep:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, place squash cut side down; cover sheet tightly with aluminum foil. Bake until squash is easily pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 45 to 55 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine onion, 1 tablespoon oil, lime zest and juice, 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper. Let stand until onion is softened,at least 15 minutes.

  • When squash is about 10 minutes from being done, heat a large skillet over medium-high. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Place 2 steaks in skillet, and cook until medium-rare, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, and cover loosely with foil; repeat with remaining steaks. Let rest at least 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, holding squash over a medium bowl, use a fork to scrape flesh into strands. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Top steaks with pickled onion, and serve with squash.

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Reviews (5)

31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
11/12/2008
Spaghetti squash is a particlar type of sqash. It is yellow and looks like well, hmmm, an American footbball - sort of oblong. Once it has been cooked you can take a fork and shred the flesh into what looks like strands of spaghetti. I don't know if it is common in the UK or not.
Rating: Unrated
08/26/2008
could someone please tell me what spaghetti squash is. i live in the uk and i am familiar with the vegetable squash but not speghetti squash, where would i be able to purchase this.!!!!!!
Rating: Unrated
08/21/2008
Skirt Steak is from the lower half of the cow. Ther under-belly or the plate n n n n n n produces types of steak such as the skirt steak [fajitas] and hanger steak. It is typically a cheap, tough, and fatty meat. Delicious beef flavor.
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Rating: Unrated
08/21/2008
I made this last night for dinner. I bought all of the ingredients for $10 and I thought the prep for this dinner was supper easy. I have never had Spahetti Squash before but now I'm hooked. Don't let the 1 hour total time scare you. After the squash was cooked the rest of the meal took about 10 mins to finish. I look forward to making this again.
Rating: Unrated
08/20/2008
Could someone tell me what cut a 'skirt steak' is?Im not familiar with that cut.