Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Squash with Peanuts
I made this dish on Tuesday, August 24 for Andy and myself. I am so over African cuisine. The dish was exactly as it sounds: squash with peanuts. It wasn't gross, it was just rich and boring. Plus, it is incredibly high in calories; an about 3/4 c. serving has 368 calories. That seems true of a lot of the African cuisine; it is very calorie dense and simple. I'm just sick of it. Maybe I'm missing something, and there is some really good African cuisine out there (Algeria was good, I guess!). But, in my opinion, this Chadian dish was not worth the small amount of time and money it cost to make it.


-1 T. peanut oil
-2-3 lbs. summer squash and/or zucchini
-3 c. shelled, roasted peanuts; crushed or coarsely chopped
-salt to taste (I used about a teaspoon)
-1 tsp. brown or white sugar (I used brown)

1) Heat oil in a large skillet. Cook squash until it begins to become tender, stirring often, 5-10 minutes.
2) Add peanuts, salt and sugar. Reduce heat. Simmer until squash is tender and flavors have mingled, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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