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Simple Stewed Chayote Recipes

Here is a savory combination to serve with grilled, marinated shrimp or other shell fish.

Makes 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 small chayote, halved lengthwise, seeded, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks

  • 1 small onion, cut into 1/4 inch dice

  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch dice

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins, plumped in boiling water to cover and drained

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup well flavored chicken stock

  • 2 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons dried

  1. Simple cooking by heat the olive oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook the chayote, onion and bell pepper in the oil, tossing or stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in the raisins. Season well with salt and pepper. Stir in the stock, cover, and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.

  2. Stir in the tomatoes and oregano. Checking the salt and pepper. Add salt if necessary. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes, until much of the liquid has evaporated and the chayote is tender. Serve this simple lunch recipes very hot.

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