Smothered Yellow Squash with Basil

Smothered Yellow Squash With  Basil

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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Smothering is a Cajun cooking term that refers to browning anything from meat to vegetables in oil, then braising it in a small amount of liquid, tightly covered, until tender.

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Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb
    medium yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 2
    garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped fresh basil

How to Make Smothered Yellow Squash with Basil

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then add half of squash and sauté, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer browned squash to a bowl, then heat remaining tablespoon oil and sauté remaining squash in same manner.
  3. Return squash in bowl to skillet. Add garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Add water, salt, and pepper and simmer briskly, covered, until squash is tender and most of liquid is evaporated, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in basil.

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About Smothered Yellow Squash with Basil

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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