A fabulous farmer’s market find!
The young farmer at the farmer’s market picked out my squash for me, based on how I was going to cook it. He did say that they were better steamed, and tasted like zucchini. He also called it a “French Roasting Squash”. Hmmmm.
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Turns out, it’s a Lunga di Napoli (translation: Long of Naples) and when ripe, it looks and tastes like a butternut squash, albeit with the green skin. When immature, it tastes like nothing. These squash only weighed a few pounds. When ripe, they are anywhere between 20 to over 50 pounds!! That’s a lot of squash.
Have I mentioned that my chickens are very well fed?
I did manage to use my one little bitty roasted butternut squash in a soup which turned out fabulous. So, all was not lost.