COME W/ME 2 THE CALABASA CASSEROLE (SALLYE)
Casabah is a milder tasting squash than zucchini but you can substitute zucchini in this dish with good results.
8 mediumcalabasa (mexican) squash
1 largewhite onion
1 mediumjalapeno pepper
1 can(s)fire roasted petite diced tomatoes
1 cfiesta or mexican blend grated cheese
1/2 csour cream
·salt & pepper to taste
2 Tbspolive oil
How to Make COME W/ME 2 THE CALABASA CASSEROLE (SALLYE)
- Preheat oven to 325º
Peel and quarter onion
Peel garlic clove and cut in half
De-seed and de-vein jalapeno pepper and cut in half
- Cut squash into very thin slices into microwave safe bowl.
Season with salt, pepper and paprika, add 1 teaspoon oil and place in microwave covered with paper towel or paper plate for 4 minutes
- While squash is cooking, place onion, garlic, jalapeno in food processor and pulse until finely chopped
- Heat remaining oil to medium high in heavy skillet.
Transfer cooked squash and chopped vegetables to skillet and saute for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning
- Add tomatoes (including juice)
Turn heat down and simmer for 15 minutes
Remove from heat and add sour cream and cheese
Mix well and transfer to 9" x 13" baking dish
Bake at 325º for 15 minutes uncovered
If desired, sprinkle more cheese over mixture and cook until cheese is browned.