HonduranChayotes in Creamy Green Onion Sauce is a flavorful side dishor vegetarian main entr e. Chayote is actually a fruit,but for culinary purposes it is often handled like a squash ora gourd. The traditional Honduran chayote variety has irregularshapes, colors and small spines. Producers brought the smoothvariety from Costa Rica to Honduras. The white sauce is madewith Honduran sour cream. Central American dairies make a wonderfulthin sweet/sour cream, crema, which has different names whereveryou go. In Honduras, it is called mantequilla blanca (white butter)or mantequilla crema. Honduran sour cream is not widely availablein the U.S. If you cant find it, try one of the suggestedsubstitutions for equally delicious results. The versatile saucemay also be served over your favorite cooked vegetables or otherrecipes that call for white sauce.
Recipe: Honduran Chayotesin Creamy Green Onion Sauce
3 large or 4 medium chayotes, cut in halves1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 cup all-purpose flour1 (12-ounce) can NESTL ® CARNATION®Evaporated Milk – divided use1 cup chicken broth or water1/2 cup Honduran crema, 1/2 cup NESTLMedia Crema or 1/2 cup sour cream mixed with 2 tablespoons heavywhipping cream3 green onions, sliced2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or moreto taste
Makes 12 side dish servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12of recipe): Calories: 100 Calories from Fat: 45 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 10 mg Sodium: 230 mg Carbohydrates:7 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 2 g Protein: 4 g
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