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Ayotes in Cream

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Ayote is a hard squash from Central America also known in other Latin American countries as calabaza and auyama, and in the U.S. as winter squash. This recipe is made with chayote, a gourdlike fruit that was once a staple of the Aztec and Mayan diets. Nicaraguans also prepare this dish with a popular squash, pipian similar to yellow squash or zucchini (see Variation). Annatto powder adds a striking orange color to this savory side dish.

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  • Servings: 8 to 10 servings
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
This Recipe is: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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Directions

SOAK bread in evaporated milk and 1/2 cup water in small bowl. Place chayote in medium pot with salt and remaining 1 cup water. Cover; cook on low heat about 25 to 30 minutes or until just tender, stirring occasionally. Drain; set aside. Stir Media Crema into bread mixture.

MELT butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic, tomato, pepper and onion. Cook for about 4 minutes. Add chayotes and reserved soaked bread mixture. Stir in annatto. Cook on low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over hot rice.

VARIATION: For Guiso de Pipian, substitute 2 1/2 cups chopped zucchini (about 2 medium) for chayote. Follow recipe as directed, but cook zucchini in salt and water for about 15 minutes, instead of 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Calories 330
Calories from Fat 150
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 50mg 16%
Sodium 600mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 7g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 15%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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