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TAGS: calabacita , courgette , green , Italian , italiana , vegetable , zucchini
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See the Italian zucchini pictured above. As the years have gone by, I have seen them more frequently at international and Latino stores as well as some Farmers Markets here in the US.
Below see the Italian zucchini on top of the regular green zucchini so you can compare its looks. Now you have to bring them home to taste the differences (!). Though you can substitute one for the other in recipes, the Italian is a bit milder and sweeter.
I believe these are the squash I used in southern texas(corpus christi)in a wonderful chicken and squash dish, usually placed over rice. Very simple, fresh. The squash themselves are quite mild, and watery and when over cooked can become mushy and fall apart however the sloppy nature of the calabacita is tasty and almost sauce like. If you know the chicken and squash(cumin, onions, chicken,squash essentially)please let me know if these are the right squashes and send a recipe!!! Thank youNaomi | April 12, 2012 1:11 PM
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