Smothered Yellow Squash With Basil

Smothered Yellow Squash With Basil created by Autuamnsprite

Love yellow squash. Smothering is a Cajun cooking term that refers to browning anything from meat to vegetables in oil, then braising it in a small amount of liquid, tightly covered, until tender. The recipe comes from Gourmet magazine.

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35mins
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ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 12 lbs yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/8 inch thick slices
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped (or put through garlic press)
  • 12 cup water
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 cup finely chopped fresh basil

directions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot, But not smoking, then add half of the squash and saute, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer browned squash to a bowl, then heat remaining olive oil and saute remaining squash in the same manner.
  • Return squash from bowl to skillet, add garlic and saute, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.
  • Add water, salt, and pepper and simmer briskly, covered, until squash is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in basil and serve.
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"Love yellow squash. Smothering is a Cajun cooking term that refers to browning anything from meat to vegetables in oil, then braising it in a small amount of liquid, tightly covered, until tender. The recipe comes from Gourmet magazine."

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  1. MacGuyver of the Ki
    Oh yeah! This one is going into the cookbook! Took a chance with the first two yellow squash of the season, and my hubby "yummed" all the way through! Thanks, Barb.
  2. Autuamnsprite
    This was actually quite good. It had lots of flavor, especially for squash. I added a bit more salt on the plate, but other than that, it was really good. I did use a variety of squash, as I didn't have much yellow. Thanks.
  3. Autuamnsprite
    Smothered Yellow Squash With Basil Created by Autuamnsprite
  4. KeyWee
    With fresh yellow squash and basil right out of my garden, this was the perfect recipe for Sunday night's side dish! I made the recipe exactly as posted, and the flavor was fabulous! I will continue to make this until every last squash is gone. Thanks, Barb!!
  5. sugarpea
    Wow! This is ten stars terrific. I watched my beautiful squash go from crisp to limp with great trepidation but it tastes amazing done this way. Adored the basil and garlic. This is so quick and easy I know I'll make it again and again. Thank you so much for the new method, Barb. Can't wait to try it on other veggies.
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