Chayote Squash (guisquil)**

ali Bresnahan

By
@alibee

if you should see this little squash at your grocery store, don't be afraid! they are really good.
thanks to LaWanda and Blondie, i learned a lot about this little critter, and how to prepare it. here's one way...it was delish.
**pronounced "wees-keel"


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Ingredients

2 small
chayote
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1 clove
garlic, chopped fine
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
butter
fresh ground black pepper
chicken (or vegetable) broth
1/4
red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 c
fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut chayote in half, remove seed; peel and cut into thin slices.
2
Melt butter and oil in skillet. Saute onions and garlic until soft. Stir in sliced chayote; sprinkle with black pepper. Saute, stirring, for 5 minutes. If desired, cut slices in half to shorten cooking time.
3
Add broth to cover, bring to a boil, and simmer gently, covered, until chayote is soft, 30-35 minutes. Remove lid, add red bell pepper, stir and cook a little longer until pepper and chayote are fork-tender.
4
Just before serving, top with chopped cilantro.
Goes great as a side with chicken or beef.

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