Monday, July 8, 2013

A healthier squash recipe!

As gardens are bounteous with endless varieties of squash, I wanted to get creative with my recipes for the delicious veggie!

I often create new recipes by simply having scarce items in my pantry.  Almost every one of my new recipes grows from a "hmmm, I wonder what it would taste like if..." thought.  Rarely are these experiments planned, and not all of them end well.  Just ask Dan about the time I tried to salvage old and half-used candles in our newlywed kitchen.  That experiment ended with a "calm, cool, and collected" call to his work asking the best way to put out a kitchen fire.  Oh, and Ladies, NEVER start a conversation that way.  Learn from my mistake.

But I digress...

Let's get down to the how-to of this delicious and simple squash dish.  Who doesn't love a recipe with THREE-ISH ingredients? I say "ish," because I don't think "salt to taste" counts.

So, here goes!

5 medium sized yellow squash, sliced sort of thinly.
4 tbsp butter (only use the REAL stuff, for your health!)
Basil paste (you can make this from fresh basil and oil)

Sauté slices of squash in the butter which has partially melted in a wrought iron skillet on medium-high heat.  When they start to be transparent in some places, stir in about 1 tbsp basil paste and salt to taste.  That's it!!

DOES IT GET any easier than that?!  No! It doesn't!

I think you'll love it.  We did! But let me know your opinions! :)

Happy Cooking!