Smothered Yellow Squash with Basil
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
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1 1/2 lbmedium yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices
2garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/8 tspblack pepper
1/4 cfinely chopped fresh basil
How to Make Smothered Yellow Squash with Basil
- 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.
- Transfer browned squash to a bowl, then heat remaining tablespoon oil and sauté remaining squash in same manner.
- 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.