A few simple questions guide my actions:
Are you a vegetable?
Can you be hollowed out and stuffed?
If the answers to both questions are a resounding YES, then we're off and running.
From there, it's just a matter of exercising a bit of creativity in deciding what kinds of things might be delicious when stuffed inside.
For a while, I was stuck on making Quinoa & Chorizo Stuffed Peppers (so good).
But, for the fall and winter, I wanted something a little bit different. So, I started playing around with squash -- which, let's be honest, are the perfect subjects for stuffing, what with their little bowl shaped halves and all.
There are a lot of recipes for stuffed squash. But, I don't think there are many like this one.
This Italian take on stuffed squash combines the rich, corn-forward flavor of polenta with Italian sausage and red peppers to create a rich delicious dish that’s perfect as a hearty side or served as a main dish with a side salad.
Using prepared polenta saves time, but you can also make your own. Just spread cooked polenta into a baking pan and allow it cool before cutting it into squares.