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Friday, April 1, 2016

LATIN: Chayote Squash information, recipe and changes to recipe and VIDEO




When doing research for this post I looked up photos of chayote.  I had no idea there were so many types.  I had only seen the light green one which is first photo on this page.











There is even a handbag named a chayote. Photo below



First grown by the Aztecs the chayote has a long history. Here is a link for ideas of what to do with the chayote:

http://latinamericancook.blogspot.com/2010/03/chayote-fruit-from-aztecs.html


How to prepare link: http://thelatinkitchen.com/how/technique/a/how-prepare-chayote

Recipe link:  
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/140449/chayote-squash-side-dish/#recipe-toolbar


I made this recipe and it needs to be changed. See changes below.



Cooking method needs to be changed. 1 TBSP olive oil is not enough. The amount of time needs to be longer and I put a lid over the squash to steam it to make it softer. Stayed hard too long. I cut the salt and sugar by half. 1/2 inch slices too big and takes too long to cook. 1/3 inch slices better. Good taste.


Chayote Relleno-Stuffed Chayote Squash - Puerto Rican
VIDEO







1 comment:

  1. you do not cook Chayote . Cooking this destroys the element and mineral content !

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