Summer is officially here, and so is the heat. Heat for me equals laziness, unless I'm at the beach which I don't do very often. All I want to do is stay in doors and watch TV or read. Cooking,yes but not the too complicated ones. Again, I am lazy.
During times like this, I always go back to basics, meaning childhood memories when things are simple and life is a breeze. And one of the simplest meals that were cooked in our old house's kitchen was this Buttered Sayote tops.
Sayote or Chayote is a climbing plant which can grow as high as 12 meters. Its leaves are heart shaped and with tendrils on the stem [EntrePinoys Atbp.] The leaves, fruits and even the roots of this plant is edible and can be made into different dishes. I have eaten the fruit and the leaves but never the root, something I need to do before I die. *wink*
Green Leafy vegetable meals are the answers to lazy days like these. With only 4 ingredients and is done in less than 15 minutes, this meal is perfect!
Buttered Sayote Tops
a bunch of sayote tops, discard the stems and keep the young leaves. Yields about 6 cups of leaves.
1 head garlic, crushed or minced
1/8 cup butter (or more)
In a medium pan, heat butter.
add garlic and sweat but do not brown.
add your leaves and toss until leaves are wilted.
Season with salt and pepper of you wish.
NOTE: I oftentimes eat this with a sauteed and almost fried canned mackerel. Tastes like sisig *wink*
Before I forget, March is #greenslove. So go ahead and link up your green leafy vegetable recipe and Let's have a healthy green party!
Sharing this simple dish with the foodies from Food Friday and Food Trip Friday