Summer Squash with Lime and Hot Sauce!

I just finished a run today and was starving. When I got home, and looked in the fridge it was a sad sight. There was nothing in there of any worth. Some herbs, and one squash. That was it. I mean there were some other scattered things, but nothing that I could really make a meal out of.
I looked in the cabinets and there was some pasta, and pistachios. I wanted neither of those.
Looked like my lunch was going to be a protein shake.
I actually liked it, but it isn't my idea of a good time. I want to chew my meals if you know what I mean.
So my next thought was that I needed to get to work soon, and would need to bring food with me for dinner.
I guess it's going to be that one Summer Squash! I figured I would doctor it up and just deal with it.

So I pulled it out of the fridge along with some basil, parsley, and dried chives from the spice cabinet.
On further thought I decided I wanted a little heat too so I took out the Cholula!
What happened was magic!!! I mean, I was so blown away with how good this tasted I ran for the camera so I could let the rest of the world know!
So here is what to do;
Heat a saute pan on high. You'll want to get it hot like like a wok, so you can get some color on the squash without making it too soft.
Slice your squash in half long wise and then slice each piece into little half moons.
Add a little olive oil to the pan and start to saute!
I added my dried chives in right after too. If you have fresh you can wait a few minutes.
Every few minutes you want to toss around the squash so that it get a little brown but will not burn.
Once you see some color add a hand full of chopped parsley, and mix it in.
Now it's time to squeeze half a lime over the squash with a few good splashes of Cholula or any hot sauce you like.
I also added a tiny bit of butter here to make a sauce out of the lime and Cholula.
A few more tosses to ensure some nice color. Salt and pepper to taste and you should be all set.
Take the pan off the heat and sprinkle the squash with a little chopped basil.
You will be shocked at how much flavor these few things can make when they come together!!
The only upsetting thing about this is that I left it home when I went to work!!
So I am left now with nothing but rumbles in my stomach, and dreams of these lovely little pieces of love!!
I can not wait to get home tonight!!!!

Obviously this would go great as a side dish to! And the fact that it was prepped and cooked in about 15 minutes makes it even more appealing!

Let me know if you love it as much as I do!!

XO
-P

Comments

Thank god!! Something else to do with summer squash! I can't wait to try this, since I have just that . . . one scared yellow squash that keeps staring at me when I open the fridge, crying . . . "No, not Italian AGAIN !!!"
Thanks Paul!

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