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Sunny Side: Yellow Squash With Basil


Sometimes a simple vegetable side is all you need to complete a meal. In summer take advantage of the bounty of squash and serve it alongside just about anything. Grilled chicken, pork, or beef pair nicely, as does a panini sandwich or fish. The squash's natural flavor is enhanced with fresh basil, and it also makes for a pretty looking salad. To get the recipe all you have to do is



Yellow Squash With Basil
From Gourmet magazine
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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 lb medium yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then add half of squash and sauté, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer browned squash to a bowl, then heat remaining tablespoon oil and sauté remaining squash in same manner.
  3. Return squash in bowl to skillet. Add garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.
  4. Add water, salt, and pepper and simmer briskly, covered, until squash is tender and most of liquid is evaporated, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in basil.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
This looks sooo good! It is making me even more hungry than I already am!
Anika1 Anika1 9 years
I love squash. I eat it all the time, but i've never paired it w/ basil
misslarue misslarue 9 years
My neighbor brought me some fresh squash from the garden today! Guess I'll have to try this!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
ALSW, substituting zucchini would be an excellent idea.
baciobisou baciobisou 9 years
ohh sounds yummy. love squash and basil flavors. together in harmony?
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
I could eat a vat of that.
llendril llendril 9 years
mmm. i absolutely love squash. i'll have to add this to my 'to try' list!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
My family would love this! I'm not a particular fan of squash, but maybe this could be adapted to zucchini...?
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