Monday, September 20, 2010

chayote guisado

a very good friend of mine gave birth to a baby boy last week. we wanted to cook something for the new mama, both healthy and good for the booby milk production. welcome baby kadean!

on the chayote tip... when aya was smaller, to get her to eat the chayote in tinola i told her it was apples. so when she ate tinola she'd ask for "mo' apo (ah-po)" meaning chayote. hehe

• 6-8 chayote
• 4 slices pork chop (or ground pork)
• 1 head garlic
• 1/2 large onion
• 2 large tomatoes
• 1" chunk ginger
• salt & pepper
• patis
• water

• mince garlic and onion
• cut tomatoes
• slice ginger large so kids don't accidentally eat
• peel and cut chayote into 1" slices
• cut pork into tiny pieces

1. in a large pot, saute pork until brown
2. add garlic and onion
3. add salt & pepper
4. continue to saute until mixture is dry and sizzling
3. add tomatoes, ginger and patis taste
4. add chayote and enough water to barely cover the chayote
5. bring to boil, cover and let simmer until chayote is cooked
6. season to taste.

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