Whether for your restaurant or your grocery store, when you purchase our delicious hydroponically grown squash, we guarantee a fresh and delicious taste every time. Of course, we all could agree that the flesh of our squash is the most popular and tastiest part. However, have you ever considered the delicious possibilities of the entire vegetable? Here are some creative ways to enjoy our locally grown squash.
Don’t Do-Away with the Seeds!
After preparing your squash, don’t be so quick to toss out the seeds. Much like all squash, these seeds are completely safe to consume and make a delicious snack. Here is how to enjoy them:
1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees (150 degrees C) and safely remove the seeds from the squash using a spoon or your choice of utensil. Once the seeds are removed, place them in a bowl and rinse them to get rid of any lingering flesh.
2. Coat your seeds with your choice of oil (preferably olive oil) and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper or your own choice of seasonings.
3. Evenly spread the seeds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake for 20 minutes max or until the seeds are toasted with a golden-brown color.
Use the Skin to Make Chips
Yes, you read it right—use the skin to make delicious crunchy chips. If you want to eat the skin separately from the flesh of the squash, it is perfectly edible when cooked. In fact, the longer you cook the skin, the more tender and enjoyable it will be. However, if you’re looking for a healthy crunchy snack, bake your skins into chips. Here is how to do it:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
2. Rinse the skin Safely using a knife or vegetable peeler, peel away the skin from the flesh of the squash
3. In a mixing bowl, add your choice of oil, salt, and cinnamon or other seasonings and mix until well combined.
4. Add the squash skins into the mixing bowl of oil and seasonings and toss well until completely coated
5. Assemble the skins onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil
6. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Be sure to keep a close eye on the chips to avoid them burning.
7. Once golden and crispy, remove from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes.
BAYWATER FARMS HAS THE RIGHT PRODUCE FOR YOU
Baywater Farms is a family-owned and operated farm servicing Baltimore, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware beaches, and the Eastern Shore. We are capable of meeting the demands of your produce distributor, restaurant produce supplier, CSA produce supplier, or wholesale produce supplier while maintaining the integrity and character of a small farm. When you work with Baywater Farms, you work with an experienced, ethical, and local farm dedicated to providing the highest-quality heirloom produce.