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Spicy Calabacitas

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c Chopped red onion
  • 2 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 4 c Baby summer squash; rinsed &
  • -patted dry
  • 2 lg Red-ripe tomatoes;
  • -peeled; cut in wedges
  • 4 Hot green chiles; parched,
  • -peeled; seeded, chopped
  • 2 tb Caribe (crushed N. New
  • -Mexico hot red chile)
  • 1 ts Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 ts Ground Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 ts Ground cumin
  • 3/4 c Grated Monterey Jack
  • 3/4 c Grated Cheddar


Try this in the summer when you can find the teensy, tiny finger-size
summer squash, still with blossoms attached (yellow crookneck or zucchini).
Melt butter in a large, heavy skillet, then add onion & garlic. Cook until
lightly tinged with brown. Add squash & tomatoes; stir-fry rapidly,
sprinkling with chiles, caribe, salt, oregano & cumin. Cook just until
squash are tender-crisp to bite & brighter in color. Sprinkle with cheeses;
turn off heat, cover pan & let cheeses melt. Then serve immediately. Makes
4 to 6 servings.

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