Jennie Said:What do these Spanish words mean?
We Answered:Espinaso de res = Cow ribs
Chayote = some sort of beet
Poco aros y poca carbanza = A bit of rice and a bit of carbanza (= a certain sort of bean)
Diente deajo = a piece of garlic
Calabacitas = pumpkin
Wesley Said:chayote or Jerusalem artichokes?
We Answered:1. peel a chayote, slice it across the seed, sprinkle chili powder on it and serve with crudites as an appetizer or snack
2. peel chayote, grate on big holes in the grater, mix with an egg or two and enough flour to make a pancake-like batter, and fry like potato pancakes--serve with sour cream
Audrey Said:What are some good recipes with chayote squash?
We Answered:stuffed Chayote
2 Chayote squashes
4 ounces chopped grilled vegetables with tofu
2 ounces each red, green, and yellow pepper, chopped
3 ounces onion, chopped
1 ounce olive oil
4 ounces grated cheese
Slice chayotes in half. Boil in salted water for about 30 minutes. Scoop out seeds and discard. Scoop out flesh and mix with all other ingredients except cheese. Saute with olive oil. Stuff Sauteed vegetables in squash halves, then bake in 325 degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.
Indian Style Chayote:
1 Chow Chow/Chayote Squash 2 Tbsp Chana Dal Few Curry Leaves Salt to taste Grind to Paste: 1/4 Cup Coconut gratings 1/4 Tsp Jeera 1 Green Chilli Little Turmeric Powder Little Water Preparation: Remove skin from chayote and cut into cubes. Cook it with just enough water to cover the vegetable. Pressure cook chana dal(Don't over cook) and add this to the vegetable along with curry leaves. Add the paste and salt. Cook till it thickens. Ease of
4 chayotes (about 2 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives PreparationCut each chayote lengthwise into 1/2-inch wedges and discard seed if necessary. In a 12-inch heavy skillet heat oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and cook chayotes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add cream and simmer until chayotes are tender and cream is slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Add chives and season with salt.
Ensalada Chuchu - Chayote Salad (A original Brazilian recipe)
Chayotes, a member of the squash family, is called Chuchu in Brazil. Combined with onions, they are the main ingredients in this Brazilian traditional salad. Cucumbers may be substituted for the chayote.
6 Chayotes o pepinos, pelados y sin semillas - 6 chayotes or cucumbers, peeled and seeded
3 dientes de ajo, aplastados - 3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cebolla cortada en rodajas delgadas - 1 thinly sliced onion
1/2 cucharadita de sal - 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cucharadita de pimienta negra - 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 cucharaditas de perejil cortado - 6 teaspoons chopped parsley
1/4 de taza de aceite de oliva - 1/4 cup olive oil
5 cucharadas de vinagre blanco - t tablespoons while vinegar
En una olla llevar el agua a ebulliciÃ³n. Poner el chayote o pepino y mantenerlo durante 10 minutos al fuego, procurar no pasarse del tiempo. Pasarlo por el cedazo o colador, luego colocarla en un recipiente para ensaladas y aderezarlo con sal, pimienta, ajo, cebolla, perejil, aceite y vinagre.
Boil the chayote or cucumbers for 10 minutes, no more. Drain, place in a bowl, then dress with salt, pepper, garlic, onion, parsley, oil and vinegar. Mix well and refrigerate before serving
Judith Said:Please help, food innovation please?
We Answered:Vegetable "jellies," also known as aspics, are not new. They were very popular here in America in the first half of the 20th century. It seems like the most popular aspics were made with canned vegetables, like corn and peas, but I have seen pictures of gelatin molds made from coffee and meat!
It would be innovative to try to make a gelatin out of chayote, tomato, and tiessa. I'm not sure whether or not it will work. Some fruits, like pineapple, are impossible to use with gelatin because they have enzymes that break down protein and prevent the gelatin from setting. I'm not familiar with chayote and tiessa, but if they are tropical there is a chance they have this enzyme (called papain).
You may as well go for it, give it a try and see how it turns out. Just use unflavored gelatin so that it won't have any weird flavor combinations. You will need to do some trial and error to discover the right amounts of your ingredients.
Olga Said:What can i substitute Chayote for?
We Answered:Go to a Chinese market ( I am sure you'll find one) and you can find most of the ingredients there.
If you dont find Chayota you can use Fuzzy Melon (Mo Qua) or squash. Maybe even use some cucumber without the skin nor seeds.