Friday, September 4, 2009
Calabacitas con Maiz
Translation: Little Zucchinis with Corn
Here's another idea for those of you wondering what to do with all that zucchini in your garden!
Cook about half of an onion diced in some oil in a frying pan until tender. Then add zucchini slices and fresh or frozen cut corn and cover to steam. When the veggies are about done, add a diced tomato and cook a couple minutes longer. Salt to taste. That's the traditional Mexican side dish. Or to make it a meal, we cook sliced smoked sausage with the onions and skip the oil. We sprinkle cheese on top, sometimes Mexican cheese, sometimes cheddar or Jack, and we eat it with white corn tortillas or with corn chips--and hot sauce for those who like to spice it up. We do it year round with stuff from the store, but it's even better when you have any or all of those veggies from your garden!