When a recipe calls for a squash to be peeled and chopped, getting it to that condition can sometimes be a nuisance. But one way to make peeling squash simpler is to start by cutting it in half lengthwise. Using an ice cream scooper, remove the seeds; then cut the squash into long slices, in the same way as you would a cantaloupe. Use a peeler or a curved peeling knife to remove the skin.
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