I asked my mother to guess what my first Filipino recipe post will be and she answered without any hesitation: “Ginisang Sayote”. Her answer made me laugh and I asked her how she knew. Her answer: “It’s the dish you always ask for when you visit the Philippines. ”
Read more about my Ginisang Sayote/Stir Fried Sayote Squash story here
This recipe is common in Filipino households and is a simple fare of Chayote Squash and ground pork stir fried in garlic, onions, and tomatoes. It is served with steamed rice, on the side or with the Ginisang Sayote ladled on top so the sauce from stir frying all the ingredients is soaked up by the rice.
This is my second time to cook Chayote Squash and I forgot that when peeled, it exudes a sap and gets slippery. You can wash the squash after peeling or wear gloves. I did neither and was fine, but the sap may irritate sensitive skin.