This ginisang sayote recipe is a simple vegetable dish that is super tasty! Made with chayote and ground pork sautéed in garlic and onion that goes great with steamed rice. Match it with fried fish or grilled meat and you’re in for a hearty meal.
Expect this Filipino dish on our dinner table after having tinolang manok the previous day. I also use sayote for tinola to replace green papaya so I buy extras. It doesn’t only save me a trip to the grocery store but also helps me plan for the next meal. That’s a smart way save time if you ask me!
If you are looking for a budget-friendly, easy but healthy vegetable recipe, ginisang sayote is something that you can try. It’s one of the dish I turn to for weeknight dinners or when in a rush to prepare something. It can be put together in a couple of minutes using pantry staple ingredients.
Ingredients for Sautéed Chayote
How to prepare Chayote
Although this edible plant is basically a fruit, it is used as a veggie in different cuisines. Some steps are needed to prepare the sayote for ginisang sayote.
How to serve and store
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- 2 large chayote (peeled, quartered then sliced)
- 3 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 small onion (sliced)
- 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1 tsp achuete powder (optional)
- 1 medium tomato (sliced)
- 200 grams ground pork
- 1/4 tsp salt (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 4 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 1/2 cup water
- Heat oil in a wide pan or skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onion until translucent and fragrant.3 tablespoon cooking oil, 1 small onion, 3 cloves garlic
- Add tomato and cook until wilted. Mix-in achuete powder and and cook for 1 minute.1 medium tomato, 1 tsp achuete powder
- When tomatoes are wilted, tip in the ground pork and cook for 6-8 minutes or until browned.200 grams ground pork
- Pour fish sauce and add ground pepper. Stir to incorporate.4 tbsp fish sauce, 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- Add sayote slices then stir to mix with other ingredients until incorporated.2 large chayote
- Add water and stir then cover pan with a lid. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until sayote slices are tender.1 1/2 cup water
- Taste and adjust with salt if needed. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!1/4 tsp salt