A few weeks back I posted a very simple status update on facebook that asked for suggestions on what to serve on the side with Carne Asada. I was very specific with the fact that i wasn't interested in rice or beans. Ohio mexican food is all about the rice and beans and I wanted to get back to the fresh delicious California mexican food that I am used to...well this recipe actually came from a college friend in Denver, but it is sogood that i thought i would share. It is called "calabasitas" - and it was one of about 18 fabulous suggestions I recieved in the 5 minutes after posting my question.
this recipe is easy and doesn't require a lot of ingredients (which i definitely like)
Like lots of other recipes, this one starts off with sauteeing onions and garlic in a little bit of olive oil. I would maybe use a little butter next time too becasue it seems to help carmelize the onions a little better than oil alone.
After the onions are cooked down, mix in green chiles, fresh corn, sliced squash and zuchinni. Stir all of the ingredients up and wait for the vegetables to carmelize more than this picture below. Add in some tomato paste, Rotel diced tomatoes, lime juice, salt and pepper.
Place in a pyrex casserole dish...cover with sharp cheddar cheese and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
I forgot to take a picture of the final product where the cheese had been broiled to perfection...but believe me, it looked and tasted delicious!
Thanks Thomas for the new recipe....hopefully you all can enjoy it too.