Every once in awhile I stumble across spaghetti squash recipes that call for substituting spaghetti with spaghetti squash and dousing it with tomato sauce. As if the kids wouldn't notice that their "spaghetti" is suddenly a completely different texture and has a strange non-pasta aroma to it... I must admit that I am very skeptical of those recipes, partially because I know that spaghetti squash can be incredibly delicious. For instance, this spaghetti squash recipe calls for a melted butter and Moroccan spice mixture. It is amazing. The spaghetti squash gets richness from the butter, smokiness from the cumin, a hint of spice from the cayenne, and then a blast of freshness from the cilantro. Now I'm not an expert on what kids will and won't eat, but wouldn't you rather serve them (and yourself) something delicious?
Recipe after the jump!
Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices
1 (3 1/2-4 lb) spaghetti squash
1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp cayenne
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped