Chayote Guisado or Sayote Guisado (Sautéed Chayote) is another vegetable Filipino recipe that I love to cook.
Here in Canada, finding a Chayote is not that difficult because they are now commonly sold in most known grocery stores like No Frills, Price Choppers and FreshCo. But few year back, I can’t find any chayote in our local community and I have to drive an hour drive just to have it.
But recently, I was surprise to see chayote in most shelf to known large grocery store in town. Another funny thing was, the cashier didn’t know it’s name and it took her a long time to figure it out. She even call her co-employee for help and finally the chayote that we love was under squash-vegetable category and was called chayote squash.
Anyway, we’re glad that chayote vegetable is just a few minutes drive away.
- 2 to 4 pieces chayote squash, pared, seeded and sliced
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1/2 lb. pork, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tbsp. patis (fish sauce)
- salt and pepper, to taste
Cooking Procedures :
- In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook pork until it turns slightly brown.
- Add garlic, onions and tomatoes. Sauté for a few minutes until tomatoes wilted.
- Add chayote slices. Season with patis, salt and pepper. Stir-fry for few minutes until well blended.
- Pour in water and bring to boil. Cover, lower the heat and let it simmer until chayote is tender.
- Correct the seasonings according to your style and liking.
- Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot.