Title: Chayotes with Corn and Chiles
Categories: Mexican, Vegetables
Yield: 4 servings
1/2 c Chopped red onion
1 tb Olive oil
2 Fresh Anaheim or poblano chiles, charred, peeled, diced
1 c Frozen or fresh corn kernels (cut from 2 ears of corn)
1/2 ts Salt
Pepper to taste
1/2 c Evaporated milk
1/4 c Grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c Grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 ts Red chile powder, for garnish
This one is a bit more traditional and savory. In this dish, each
vegetable beautifully complements the other.
Serve as a vegetarian entree or as an accompaniment to grilled meats.
Saute the onion in olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan.
Meanwhile, peel the chayotes (chayote has a very thin skin and is
easy to peel with a swivel-blade peeler), then cut each in half,
scoop out and discard the seed, and dice the flesh. Add to the
saucepan, along with the diced chiles, corn, salt, pepper and milk.
Cover, and simmer gently for about 15 minutes, or until chayote is
tender. Stir in the Parmesan and cook a few seconds until the sauce
Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with cheddar cheese and chile
PER SERVING: 205 calories, 70 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 11 g fat
(5 g saturated), 22 mg cholesterol, 487 mg sodium, 3 g fiber.
From an article by Jacquiline Higuera McMahan in the San Francisco