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                   Boiled Danish Squash With Ground Beef
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ground Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    Danish squash (about 1 lb.)
    2      Pieces        fresh ginger
                         Mixture A:
    2      Tbsp.         Sake or dry sherry
    2      Tbsp.         sugar
    3      Tbsp.         soy sauce
      1/2  Lb.           ground beef
                         Mixture B:
    1      Tbsp.         soy sauce
    1      Tbsp.         sugar
    2      Tsp.          cornstarch -- dissolved
           In             -- ¥
    2      Tsp.          cold water -- (2 to 3)
 
 Cut acorn squash in pieces in about 1 1/2 inch size.
 With spoon, scrape out seed and stringy portion. Peel the
 green skin off and cut. Cut half of ginger in thin strips,
 soak in water to crisp. Chop remaining ginger, about 1 teaspoon. 
 In pan, place chopped ginger and Mixture A. Heat; add
 ground beef, stir constantly with chopsticks until liquid has
 cooked away. Place squash in pan (on top of beef); add
 Mixture B and water (just enough to almost cover squash).
 Place a smaller lid on top of squash. Before covering pan with
 its own cover, bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer until
 tender. Remove squash, bring remaining mixture to a boil; stir
 in 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with water and cook until
 thickened.
 To serve: Place squash on plate, spoon on ground meat.
 Garnish with thinly cut ginger.
 
 
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