Taste-Testing Squash Blossoms at Hugo's

Categories: On the Menu

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Photo by Molly Dunn
Squash blossoms are the edible flowers of zucchini and summer squash.
One of the best ways to celebrate the summer season is by cooking beautiful fruit and vegetables, especially squash blossoms.

Often found at local farmer's markets, squash blossoms are the edible flowers from zucchini and summer squash, and they are only available for a short period of time during the summer.

Not only are these bright orange/yellow flowers beautiful to look at, they make versatile cooking ingredients -- as evidenced by Hugo's squash blossom menu. Chef Hugo Ortega uses squash blossoms in everything from soups, salads and ceviches to quesadillas, enchiladas and tostadas.

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Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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3 comments
jiah
jiah

I think you and Katharine Shilcutt should both credit the publicist for Hugo's for providing this material...nice work Paula!

Delinda
Delinda

"One of the best ways to celebrate the summer season is by cooking beautiful fruit and vegetables..."

Uh, no. This might be a good way to celebrate the onslaught of fall or winter, but Summer is for fresh fruit and veggies.

And grilling fruit is really declasse.

heyheyheyj
heyheyheyj

Most over rated thing ever. I had the salad last year (b/c they ran out of soup) and you could pick a random wild flower and it would taste the same as these stupid squash blossoms.

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