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Christophine with Tomatoes

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 1 lg Onion; chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 2 lg Christophine; peeled and cut
  • -into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 lb Tomatoes; peeled and
  • -coarsely chopped
  • 1 tb Fresh basil; chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • -pepper
  • 2 tb Unsalted butter
  • 1/3 c Dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tb Chives; chopped
  • 1/2 c Parmesan cheese; grated


In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic
and saute until the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the
christophine, tomatoes and basil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
When the mixtue begins to bubble, reduce the heat and simmer for 15
minutes, or until the christophine is tender. Stir from time to time. Pour
the mixture into a baking dish and set aside.

In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the bread crumbs
and saute until golden brown. Reserve.

Preheat the broiler. Sprinkle the chives, cheese, and bread crumbs over the
vegetable mixture. Place the baking dish unter the broiler for 5 minutes,
or until the surface in bubbling and golden. Serve immediately.

NOTES : Christophine (chayote) is a slightly bland vegetable that needs
additional seasoning to enhance its very delicate flavor.

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