Summer Squash is a savory side dish made with yellow squash and yellow onions seasoned to perfection. Easy to make with simple ingredients.
This savory side dish pairs well with the bold flavor of roasted or grilled fish, beef and chicken.
TWO VARIETIES OF YELLOW SQUASH
Yellow squash comes in two shapes: straight neck (pictured) and crookneck, which curves at the neck.
Both shapes have fatter bottoms and taper towards the neck. They have smooth to slightly bumpy/thin skin, and soft flesh.
When picked young, yellow squash can be eaten raw, and cooked in both sweet and savory dishes.
Should yellow squash be peeled?
No. The skin on both yellow squash and crookneck squash is edible. Always thoroughly wash before cooking.
Yellow onions bring out the best flavor in yellow squash. White onions are good, but not as flavorful.
White onions are sharper and have a more pungent flavor than yellow onions.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe: Tips for Beginners
Reading a recipe is an important life skill that requires properly reading a recipe’s ingredients, and instructions. Plus, knowing how to prep ingredients and what equipment to use.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the entire recipe so you understand it and to make sure you have each ingredient.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitute.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watching a video tutorial is a great way to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.