HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Get great advice

Cucuzza recipe ideas

FoodExpression Oct 19, 2012 12:36 PM

I have a gigantic cucuzza and need some ideas on how to make it tasty. I think I would like to make a soup bc it seems easiest and I have about 30 ppl to feed. This cucuzza is about 15 lbs so I obviously won't be using the whole thing. I was thinking of a soup but am not too fond of the tomatoe based recipes I've found online. Ideas?

  1. c
    ChiliDude Oct 19, 2012 01:00 PM

    Slice part of your squash (zucca) long and very thin. Use the zucca slices instead of pasta to make lasagna.

    Vivi, ama, ridi e mangia bene! Buon appetito!

    1. pdxgastro Oct 19, 2012 04:01 PM

      You can still make a soup that is not tomato based. Go Asian! My Japanese friend made his version of miso soup with lots of veggies and tofu. He used eggplant, but I would suggest you chop up your cucuzz' and add it in.

      1. todao Oct 19, 2012 04:26 PM

        If you're not set on the soup idea, try cutting it lengthwise in strips about four inches long and shredding it on a box grater (or similar) and sautéing it in some oil, adding crushed ginger and garlic near the end of cooking.

        2 Replies
        1. re: todao
          FoodExpression Oct 20, 2012 03:07 AM

          I like the shredded idea. I've never tasted the squash and was thinking of using it in a butternut squash soup recipe but a weary that the flavor of the squash isn't as sweet as the butternut so may come out strange.

          1. re: FoodExpression
            ChiliDude Oct 20, 2012 03:56 AM

            Go with the lasagna. The other ingredients will have enough flavor to enhance the dish. Your guest will all think it was a great creative idea.

        Show Hidden Posts