Sauce and Squash Boats
Now that it's autumn, the grocery bins are filling with squashes.
My favorite is Acorn or Danish squash.
Those are the green, round squashes.
They're very sweet and flavorful.
I'll give you a recipe now for white sauce that is my family's
favorite, then a recipe for how to use it with acorn squash that
takes only 15 minutes to make from start to finish.
It also makes a lovely company main course.
Basic White Sauce
Saute 2 to 4 Tbsp. flour in a dry skillet.
(Use 2 if you want a thin white sauce for soup, 4 if you're making
thick white sauce such as to use in acorn squash.)
Stir until it turns a very light brown.
Don't let the flour darken.
This gets rid of the raw flour taste and imparts a delicate toasted
flavor to the white sauce.
Stir until margarine melts and everything is blended.
- 1 Tbsp. vegan margarine, like Nucoa
- 1 tsp. nutritional yeast flakes
- 2 tsp. Spike seasoning that contains salt
Slowly add, while stirring:
Note: Making a basic white sauce entails stirring in the soymilk a
little at a time until it thoroughly blends with the flour mixture,
then adding a little more.
- 2 cups hot Westsoy Plus plain soymilk (nuke in microwave first)
If you add the soymilk in too fast, the sauce will come out lumpy.
Heat until thick and hot.
Squash Boats with Flavored White Sauce
Cut an acorn squash in half. Nuke 5 minutes in a microwave.
Turn squash over.
Nuke 5 minutes more or until squash is soft all over.
Scoop out seeds and pulp from center of "boats."
While squash is cooking, make white sauce.
When you add the margarine, etc., also add 2 Tbsp. imitation bacon
flavored bits (optional).
Ladle white sauce into squash boats and serve.
Other uses for white sauce.
Serve over pasta, rice, or potatoes.
Puree with 2 roasted red peppers (buy them in a jar or do it yourself
-- write me if you need instructions on how to do this).
Use thin white sauce for soup, thick white sauce for sauce.
Make sauce with only 2 Tbsp. flour.
Saute veggies of your choice and add to sauce for "Cream of Vegetable
Add 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or saute minced garlic with margarine),
a pinch of nutmeg, and 1 Tbsp. Soymage soy parmeson cheese (vegan)
and serve over wide eggless noodles for "Fettucini Alfredo."