I found some acorn squash in the market last week - it's not a local (Israeli) vegetable, and some growers are apprently growing different varieties now - we used to have only the yellow or green ones, now they have all kinds of interesting squash/pumpkin. anyway, i made it - and it really wasn't so good. I pierced it in a few places and zapped in the microwave for about 5 minutes. then let it cool, cut in half and scooped out the seeds. i made a stuffing of burghul (a type of crushed wheat) with olive oil, cranberries, red onion, pomegranate syrup, lemon juice/peel, mint leaves, a handful of cashews, salt, pepper, stuffed it, added about 1/2 cup of water mixed with olive oil and baked it.
the squash itself was stringy and very un-interesting. is this the way it should be?
the stuffing was fine (i make this as a salad on its own and i used to used it to stuff chicken) but the whole dish was dry.
any ideas? specifically vegetarian but no tofu please.