Is calabaza the same as butternut squash?

Calabaza squash is native to Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Calabaza squash has a yellow-orange flesh with a mildly sweet, nutty flavor, similar to that of butternut and acorn squash.

What does calabaza squash taste like?

With a sweet mild flavor like acorn squash, the Calabaza can be prepared just like other squash varieties such as acorn and butternut. It is a good squash to use in fish and meat stews, for soups, puréed in squash dishes, as a pie filling, or as a substitution for recipes requiring pumpkin or butternut squash.

What is calabaza squash in English?

Calabaza is the generic name in the Spanish language for any type of pumpkin. Within an English-language context it specifically refers to what is known as West Indian pumpkin or also calabassa, a winter squash typically grown in the West Indies, tropical America, and the Philippines.

How do you cut calabaza squash?

Can you eat the skin of calabaza squash?

Winter squash skin can get super tough, stringy, and impossible to rip apart. It’s the kind of textural villain that will ruin a dish, even when the squash itself is cooked perfectly. Delicata squash skin is tasty. Especially in pasta.

Can you eat calabaza squash raw?

Yes, you can eat butternut squash raw: Thinly shave it into ribbons and marinate it in a zesty dressing and it’s a refreshing and fun new side recipe for your fall table.