Average weight: 1.50 lb
Giant Squash – Cucurbita maxima
Storage: from 3 to 6 months.
- Also called Giraumont, this squash from South America is often used only for decorative purposes, but its culinary use is very versatile.
- Its name comes from its appearance reminiscent of a turban colored green, orange and cream white.
- In general, this squash is more often cultivated and used in the West Indies.
- This hazelnut-scented squash has a light orange-yellow flesh and not floury.
- In addition, this squash is often emptied in order to use its bark as a soup container for example.
- Succulent in soup
- Perfect for making gratins or mashed potatoes
Recipe Ideas :
For a Haitian-inspired soup made with Turkish Turban pumpkin, click here!
To access a recipe for Turkish Turban squash gratin with a Caribbean twist, click here!
Or here, for an excellent starter of Turkish Turban squash stuffed with bread and cheese!