Also known as the West Indian pumpkin, calabazais a round to pear-shaped squash with orange or green-stripedpeel and firm orange, sweet-tasting flesh. It plays a key rolein Cuban cooking and is used in many dishes, such as this creamy,comforting soup that can be enjoyed year-round. Hubbard, butternut,or acorn squash are all good substitutes.
Recipe: Calabaza Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 pounds calabaza (can substitute Hubbard, butternut or acornsquash), seeded, peeled
1 medium ripe tomato, peeled, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 (12-ounce) can NESTL ® CARNATION® EvaporatedMilk
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
Makes 6 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6of recipe): Calories: 230 Calories from Fat: 90 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 4 g Cholesterol: 20 mg Sodium: 270 mg Carbohydrates:29 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 13 g Protein: 9 g
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