EATS: SAUTéeD CHAYOTE con T0MAT0. TheWickeRmoss cooks-'n-tweaks-in-7minutes.

Hi Hi!

Hea's another pinoy food recipe;
something close to my heart as this is one of my favo veggie!

sautéed chayote
aka Ginisang Sayote / Sayote Guisado

This is best paired with fried fish and steamed white rice!

Chayote or Sayote (aka pear squash) is a type of squash and is very popular in Latin American countries. The meat used in this dish: shrimps or ground pork.

What's the Challenge in this Dish?
To make it as a main dish and to NOT CRUSH your tomatoes.

CRUSH meaning,
I hate seeing crushed tomatoes, especially on every dish;
call it pet-peeve or whatever you might wanna call it..
I just don't.
I drink tomato juice yes,
Raw tomato, yes I eat...
but put tomatoes on a burger, nope.
Remove them out of my burger and i'd eat them alone.
That's just a few of those nitty gritty deets of my relationship with tomatoes.

Points to Note
#Regular cooking oil may be used in place of virgin olive oil
#You can substitute the pork with chicken meat, ground pork or even fish fillet.
#Vegetarian? Skip the meat!
#Cherry tomatoes are also fun to use in this dish
#It's optional to add more water as the sayote would produce more water upon cooking;
if you want more soup, go ahead and add water. You can adjust the seasoning level then.
#Avoid making a final greasy dish by making your oil "just right" *check out my video on a few tips; link below

  • 1/2 kilo of pork (preferably pork w/o fat portion), cubed or diced
  • 2-3 sayote or chayote; core removed, peeled and diced or cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, cut into rings
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped 
  • tomatoes ; sliced thinly 
  • soy sauce
  • water (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • virgin olive oil or any other kinds of cooking oil

Cooking Directions:

  • heat up pan on medium high heat without oil
  • sauté garlic; once it turned into a slightly brown colour, add in the onion rings
  • after about 1 minute, add the meat; season with desired amount of salt and pepper to taste
  • fry pork until it's half-cooked then pour in small amount of soy sauce (it will add more flavour to the meat)
  • add sayote/chayote into the meat mixture; mix well
  • pour in about 1 cup of  water if you want it soupy; cover and let it simmer for about 3-5 minutes or until the sayote is crisp and tender (not mushy)
  • place sliced tomatoes on top; turn off fire as the steam will cook them for you
  • serve with  steamed white rice

Love those tomatoes sitting on that bed of sayote;
perfect garnish as well as a great source of Vitamin C!

Let me know if you have tried this dish, thanks for looking.
You can watch my cooking video here if you wish, click 

If you expect a recipe with the exact measurements; sorry to disappoint I may not give you accurate ones.
I don't go by the book when it comes to cooking.

My guts and my wooden spoon tell its own story.

They both have a quaint affair 91% of the time but you can expect a satisfying warm plate of climax in the slavery of  its aftermath. My take? Make a dish with a heart. 







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