Friday, March 9, 2012

Buttered SayoteTops

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

Ingredients
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)
salt

Method
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.
Serve immediately.

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

21 comments:

  1. i have been looking for sayote tops in the market--this is my mom's favorite, sauteed with shrimps. i showed your post to her and she'd like to make it.:p

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    1. wow! glad you and your mom liked it...will try it sometime with shrimps, i haven't done that! thanks for giving me an idea :)

      thank you for stopping by :)

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  2. Looks delicious! I have never heard of sayote tops before; I'll bet I can find them in a specialty grocery store. Lovely, easy recipe!

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    1. thank you ;p...hope you can find some, Laura! it's really delish!

      thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. You had me at buttered! I love sauteed greens, I have not had sayote, they sound delicious! Hugs, Terra

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    1. ahahah! butter is my bestfriend...they make a lot of difference ;p glad you liked it :)

      Thanks for stopping by :p

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  4. sauteed greens are the best. i've been cooking all my greens too. :) i like my food simple and easy to make too. :)

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    1. i agree! they are the best!

      thanks for stopping by, Junia!

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  5. That maybe pretty basic but YUM! I could imagine the combination of fried mackerel and greens together :-)

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    1. oh yeah! if mackerel is not available, any fried fish will do the trick :)

      thanks Iska for stopping by again :p

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  6. This is good for the health, thanks for sharing the recipe visiting from FTF mine is up and its ehre thanks Sahm’s Dining Diary

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    1. thanks Anne! glad you liked it :p

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  7. two houses before (lol), i used to have this plant at the back of the house..someone's sayote plant had overrun our backyard, but i liked it since that meant LOADS of free sayote! i didn't know then that the leaves can be eaten (until another neighbor told me it's safe to eat, lol), or that the roots are also edible (learned about that just now!). haven't tried cooking this at home, yet. your recipe looks like something i'd love to try (the simpler the better..and yes, i am lazy most of the time. LOL)! i just hope i can find really fresh sayote leaves at the supermarket...

    thanks so much for sharing over at Food Friday, Dudut
    have a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. that is a funny yet worth reminiscing story of free sayote! would die to have that now :)

      thanks for stopping by, dear!

      happy week ahead!

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  8. I didn't know you can cook Sayote tops.

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  9. Good and good for you!Love the simplicity and deliciousness of this stir fry Dudut!Could be paired with anything for a healthy meal.Yay #Greenslove :)

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  10. I love sayote tops and your addition of mackerel makes it soooo yummmy! It's giving me some ideas. Now I'm going to search for some mackerel here. Glad to see you sharing some #greenslove with us! Nice post, D !

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    1. thanks Tita! hope you find some there!

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  11. Never tried this green n my meal..like the freshness in the recipe!

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    1. thanks Sanjee! wish you can try it, it's delish!

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