Baked Yellow Squash (“Squash Fish”)

Prep Time


Cooking Time

30-60 mins





Cooking with

The rich aroma of baked soy sauce brings the flavor of squash to life to create a truly appetizing dish.


  • 4 crookneck squash (or courgettes as an alternative)
  • Vegetable oil, for basting
  • 2 tbsp Mitoku Organic Shoyu Soy Sauce

Preparation Method

  1. Choose squash that are about the same size, so they will cook in the same amount of time. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Wash the squash and cut in half lengthwise. Make several slices in the “tail” and carefully make shallow diagonal slits in both directions about 1-inch apart (see photo).
  3. Lightly oil a baking pan and brush a little oil on each “squash fish”. Bake for 45 mins, then remove and brush a little soy sauce on each piece.
  4. Return to the oven and bake for 10 mins more, or until soft.

Recipe by John & Jan Belleme