Geography/History Cucurbita pepo was domesticated in what is now Mexico and Central America (Morales Maza et al. 2013). Identifying Types of Squash & Gourds. Yield: 4 to 6 servings. No peeling required. 7 Kabocha squash Hiromi Kudo Getty Images Just because the weather is cold, doesn't mean you can't get excited about in-season produce. The vegetable landed in New Orleans sometime in the mid-1700s when the city was under Spanish control. Naturally low in fat and calories, the winter squash family delivers significant nutritional benefits. 1 of 44 All Reviews Nonna Rating: 5 stars 02/28/2006. This is so delicious. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. The varieties included below are members of the following species: C. argyrosperma; C. ficifolia; C. maxima I used minced garlic mixed in with the squash and onions but didn't change anything else. But come summer, the markets are flooded with an even bigger variety of squash spanning all shapes, sizes, and shades of yellow and green. Mexican Squash is available June to October. With so many different species and subspecies of squash and gourds available, identification becomes a confusing task. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Spaghetti squash is a good alternative to pasta, potatoes, or rice. Often called the "sweet potato squash," delicata squash has such a thin skin, you can eat it completely when the stuff is soft and roasted. Scoop out the seeds and stringy insides and then cut each half into three wedges, making sure that each slice is uniform. The squash should be an even light yellow color and firm with no bruises. To roast the kabocha squash, preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and cut the squash in half lengthwise. Calabacita (Cucurita pepo), translating to “little squash” in Spanish, is a very popular type of summer squash in Mexico, and variations of this squash, most also C. pepo can be found in other Latin American countries. Ethnic/Cultural Info Calabacitas is a favorite dish in Mexico made with Mexican squash, cheese, onion and fresh garden tomatoes. Reviews for: Photos of Spanish Squash. The Spruce / Leah Maroney. Common names can differ by location. Yum! ... cheese and parsley, as desired. Standard green zucchini and yellow squash can be found almost year-round in the grocery store. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Applications Ideal choice for stir-fries. The cooked squash flesh shreds into threads like thin spaghetti or vermicelli, hence its name.. On average, a spaghetti squash measures about 12 inches in length and about 6 inches in diameter. Add to roasted, sautéed or grilled vegetable medleys. 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