Sweet and Sassy Mexican-Style Squash

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Sweet and Sassy Mexican-Style Squash
Tue, 09-04-2007 - 3:40pm

Sweet and Sassy Mexican-Style Squash

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups cubed banana squash (uncooked)
2 to 3 seeded and diced fresh jalapeno peppers
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Over medium heat, melt butter in a wide saute pan. Add olive oil. Add the squash. Saute for approximately 7-8 minutes until it begins to soften. Add the jalapenos and cumin, salt and pepper. Continue to saute until squash is soft but not mushy, another 5-7 minutes. Just before plating, sprinkle over the brown sugar and lightly toss. Serve immediately.

Notes: You may increase or decrease the number of jalapenos to suit your heat tolerance. Also increase or decrease the brown sugar to taste.

Number of servings: 4