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Violina Di Rugosa Butternut Squash
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Violina Di Rugosa Butternut squash is available in the late fall and winter months.
The Violina di Rugosa Butternut squash is also known as Rugosa Violina Gioia or Rugosa Winter squash. It is a variety of Butternut squash from Italy. Butternut squash is the most widely grown variety of winter squash.
This heirloom Butternut variety is named after its violin shape and rough or scalloped skin. The Violina di Rugosa is a medium-sized squash that can grow more than twelve inches in length. It resembles a peanut, pinched in the middle. The skin is a tannish-cream, and the deep orange flesh isn’t overly dry or watery. The seed cavity is proportionately small, providing a greater amount of intact flesh. It is sweeter than its smooth-skinned cousin, and may even rival a good sweet potato. The flesh also has a slight nutty flavor and is creamy, not stringy.
As with most squash varieties, the Violina di Rugosa can be prepared several ways. Cut it in half, remove the seeds and roast whole or peel the skin and boil. The flesh of the Violina di Rugosa Butternut is perfect for desserts, roasting, and baking. Puree the flesh to make soup or use as a stuffing for ravioli. Add roasted, cubed squash to rice or other vegetable dishes. It stores well and can last uncut for up to ten days; when cut, wrapped and refrigerated it can last up to five days.
The Violina di Rugosa squash is from an area of southern Italy just near the heel of the boot. It is considered an old variety, yet there is no specific year that it was discovered or first mentioned. Rugosa is ‘rough’ in Spanish, describing the rough ridges on this winter Butternut squash. In Italian, the word Gioia means “joy.” The Rugosa Violina Gioia is abundant in Italy and can be found in many local dishes ranging from savory to sweet. The unique Violina di Rugosa Butternut squash can only be found growing for distribution in a few specific areas of the US: New Mexico and California. It can be grown from seed though, with varying success in other climates.
Recipes that include Violina Di Rugosa Butternut Squash. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen||Roasted Rugosa Squash|
|Joanne Weir||Butternut Rugosa Ravioli|
|Culinate||Fried Rugosa Squash with Gorgonzola Butter|
|Mother of a Hubbard||Quinoa and Rugosa Butternut Squash Stuffing|
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Spotter's comments : Italian Butternut Squash? I've never seen these before. They look really delicious. I just need a recipe!