Stab it three to four times (or more if you're so inclined) with a sharp knife.
Cook Spaghetti Squash on high in microwave.
This picture is after 10 minutes. The top has already softened and the slit is visible. (My microwave is 500 Watts) Turn squash over, use an oven mitt as it is hot in places. I'll say it, I really need to clean the inside of my oven.
If you look closely, you can see where I'm pushing the skin of the squash...it is indented.
Cut open squash, using a long sharp knife.
At this point, I don't think the squash cares if the knife is long or sharp.
Be careful. The steam inside can burn you.
Peeking inside the squash.
Half of the cooked spaghetti squash. Note the seeds on the top.
Close up on strandsThe sea anemone lurks in the bottom of the ocean--Err sorry, lost my train of thought.Can you see the similarity to spaghetti?
**Edited to add--according to a friend of mine, it is called ito-kabocha in Japanese. (Thread-pumpkin) She said that she thought it wasn't grown anymore.
The directions in the store said to cut it in thirds and then boil it....honestly, cutting these veggies is difficult. When I stabbed mine, it was hard to get the knife out, so think cutting is too difficult! Microwaving is much much easier.