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Brooks Tropicals
Side Dish


The calabaza mash

Calabaza has half the starch of potatoes and is much sweeter. So don't be surprised if a fraction of butter is used in this calabaza mash recipe. Oh, by the way, calabaza is only 40 calories per cup and a powerhouse of nutrition. So instead of mashing potatoes, mash calabaza instead.


1 lb or 1 1/2 cups of baked calabaza
2 tbs butter, melted
1/8 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 cup sour cream (optional)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 40 minutes calabaza baking time

Cooking with calabaza


1. Mash the calabaza until rather smooth. Add the butter, brown sugar, salt, pepper and sour cream.
2. Too thick? Add milk, orange juice or water to thin to your preference.

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