Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cucuzzi "Squash"

Cubans call it Cucusa, Italians cucuzzi....the botanical name is Lagenaria siceraria var. longissima. It is a true gourd with white flowers and rampant vines, and is a wonderful summer crop, especially in hot humid regions. Use it as you would zucchini, or shred it into a slaw, or into spaghetti sauce as a high-fiber thickener, or slice and fry it in olive oil with garlic, add cheese, chop it raw into salads, you name it! John

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