Readers to the rescue! From Bob came this note: "We prepare many different types of squash in a microwave by cutting the squash in half lengthwise, from stem to tip. Scoop out the seeds and stuff (not the meat). Place them in an oval microwave dish, with each half of the squash facing inside down, then adding 1/2" – 1” water to the dish. For some reason, adding the water after the squash is in helps keep water from soaking the underside of the squash as it cooks. We usually microwave on high for roughly 7 minutes. How about a try our way?"
Thanks, Bob, that's exactly how I cooked a couple of small acorn squashes. They turned out great -- not as sweet and flavorful as squash roasted in an oven, but definitely weeknight easy and in-a-rush convenient.
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MICROWAVE ACORN SQUASH
Time to table: 10 minutes
2 small acorn squash, washed well, cut in half stem to stern
Place squash face down in a microwave safe dish. Add water about a half inch or more high. Microwave on high for 7 minutes or til done.
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