Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Stuffed Chayote

I got a chayote in my veg bag one week. I had never heard of it or seen one before, but it's always fun to try something new! I googled and came up with this stuffed chayote recipe. These were surprisingly really tasty.

Stuffed Chayote (from Cook Pad)
(Serves 3)

3 medium chayote squash, cut in half
140g chorizo, chopped
2 small corn on the cob, kernels removed
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 tbsp chopped coriander
50g cheddar

Preheat oven to 180°C

Cook the chayote in a pot of boiling water for 20-30 mins, until tender but firm. Remove from the water and leave to cool.

While the chayote is cooling, cook the chorizo in a frying pan. When fully cooked tip into a kitchen towel. In the same sauce pan which should still have a tiny bit of grease left in pan from chorizo, add the onion and cook for 5 mins, add the corn, peppers and tomato. Saute for 1 min.

Scoop the seeds out of the chayote and discard. Scoop out meat leaving about a 1/4" shell.

Chop the chayote flesh and place in a bowl. Add the chorizo, onions, corn, peppers, tomatoes, coriander and half the cheese. Mix well.

Stuff the chayote shells with the mixture. Bake for 30 mins. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top for the last 5 mins of cooking time.

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