Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 00:45:32 EDT
Here's a squash recipe that works with yellow squash or zucchini. I
adapted it from Authentic Mexican Regional Cooking from the Heart of
Mexico by Rick Bayless (it's not spicy, but has a really good flavor)
Summer Squash with Toasted Garlic and Lime
1 pound zucchini or yellow squash, cut into 1/2 inch cubes ( I prefer yellow squash)
1 scant tsp salt, plus more to season finished dish
2 tablespoons vegetable broth for sauteing
5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice (can sub fresh lemon juice)
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper or to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or 2 tsp freshly chopped oregano
2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
1. Toss the squash with the salt and let stand in a colander for 30
minutes over a dish or in the sink. Rinse and pat dry.
2. In a large skillet, saute the garlic in the vegetable broth until
soft, about 3 minutes. Remove garlic and set aside. Raise heat to
3. Add squash to pan and saute for 8-10 minutes, until tender but a little crunchy.
4. Stir in lime juice, oregano, parsley, pepper, roasted garlic, and
salt to taste. Mix well.