To prepare your Butternut squash for cooking,
there’s several things that you can do. First, we’re going to start by cutting it in half.
This squash moves around very easily, so you want to be very careful whenever you’re working
with a knife and something that rolls around easily. So, what I’m going to do is I’m going
to take my knife and stick it down in the center of the squash. Once I hit the cutting board, I’m going to
pull my knife down, and try and work my knife through the bottom half of the squash. Once
I’ve done that, I’m going to turn my squash all the way around so I can finish cutting
through. Here, you want to be extremely careful. Now that I’ve got half of the squash cut through,
I’m going to turn it around and I’m going to do the same thing to the other side. Now that I have my Butternut squash halved,
you can see that I’ve got some seeds that i need to remove. I’m just going to take my
spoon and scoop the seeds out. From here, you can roast your Butternut squash
like this. Or, if you’re going to peel it, to can easily take a vegetable peeler and
just peel the Butternut squash. The peel should come off relatively easy. And that is how
you prepare a Butternut squash for cooking.