How to Cube and Peel Butternut Squash

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You can cube and peel butternut squash in a very specific way. Learn how to cube and peel butternut squash with help from an experienced cooking teacher in this free video clip.

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Welcome, I'm Chef Mark Alan, owner of Chef Mark Alan Sauce and Seasoning Simple Solutions for Flavorful Foods and over the next few minutes I'm going to show you how to cube butternut squash. Butternut squash, everyone knows what butternut squash is, but not a lot of people know how to prepare it I think in a quick and easy manner so I'm going to show you how to do that with a good heavy knife and an ice cream scoop so let's get started preparing the butternut squash. So all we do is we cut both ends off and this is really so we can have a flat spot to work with, but in this case with the butternut squash we want to make a 3rd cut. We set this aside, what this enables us to do is to have a nice flat spot and be able to use or knife and to work it straight down the butternut squash. We're just going to go completely rounded, cutting off the skin. Then we're going to take the same thing and do it with the small bottom and if you cut it in the right place all the seeds will be down into the bottom. When you select butternut squash too you want to look for the butternut squash that has the largest top and the smallest bottom because this is where all the seeds are and this is where all the meat is. So then we take our ice cream scoop, simply slide inside, take out the seeds, usually 1 or 2 turns will do it. You get all the seeds out of it and we're going to then remove the outer skin same way, just roll it around, just use a good sharp knife. At this point you can then start to cube it, there we go, one more little piece there, just cut it in half. You can start cutting it into half moons, just start cubing it, they don't have to be exact, it's squash, you get nice little cubes out of it. Put it into a microwaveable bowl and then it's ready to go. I'm Chef Mark Alan,The Well -Seasoned Chef, thank you for watching.

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