Roche Bros. has made daily trips to the New England Produce Center in Chelsea every day since we opened in 1952. Our buyers hand-select the freshest produce and deliver it directly to each store, alongside local offerings and fresh cut fruit.
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It’s squash season and that means the produce department is full of this vegetable in many shapes and sizes.
Here is our primer on which ones to try and how to enjoy them:
Spaghetti squash is mild in flavor, but can take on the flavors of the ingredients added to the dish. Once cooked, it comes out of its skin in the form of long, thin noodle-like pieces. That quality makes it a great replacement for spaghetti with more nutrients and lower calories.
Spaghetti squash can be boiled, steamed or roasted.
The whole family will love it our recipe for Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash, or make your favorite meat sauce or pesto and pair it with this pasta replacement!
Delicata has a great visual appeal with the color and design on the skin. With a similar taste to a sweet potato, it can be steamed, boiled, roasted or stuffed.
Its flavor is enhanced with fresh, aromatic rosemary in our recipe for Rosemary Roasted Delicata Squash. Drizzle it with honey for an extra boost of sweetness at the end of cooking.
Sweet Dumpling Squash
Sweet Dumpling has a honey sweet taste and a lower moisture content than most squashes. Its size makes for a great center-of-the-plate stuffed presentation.
Make a stand-out, gourmet side dish simply by stuffing it with Near East Mushroom & Herb CousCous and adding vegetables, shaved parmesan and truffle oil in this recipe: Sweet Dumpling Squash Stuffed with Truffle Mushroom CousCous
Red Kuri Squash
Red Kuri is delicate and mild in flavor, which can be similar to in taste to chestnuts. It can be baked, steamed or roasted and makes a great soup! Try it in our recipe for Red Kuri Squash Soup with Spiced Pecans.