This week's post isn't really a recipe- it is a taste test. This is my first season growing tromboncino squash in an attempt to outsmart the vine borers. Tromboncino squash can be picked young and used as a summer squash or you can let it grow big and use as a winter squash.
It has a long skinny neck and a bulb shaped base. Only the bulb end has seeds.
Here's what it looks like on the inside:
I sauteed it in some butter:
The texture is a bit thicker and meatier than zucchini, so it took a bit longer to get tender. I then just sprinkled it with salt and pepper.
The taste test: it tastes like zucchini to me! I've read that it is suppose to have a nuttier taste, but I didn't notice. J also approved of the tromboncino squash and was in agreement that it tasted like zucchini. I'm excited to finally have a summer squash despite the vine borers!
That's what has been cooking in my kitchen. If you want to peak into other kitchens and see what others are cooking, head over to Thursday’s Kitchen Cupboard at the Gardener of Eden.