Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan, swirling to coat; heat 20 seconds. Add squash and leek to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in salt and pepper. Transfer squash mixture to a serving platter. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.
Wow! Amazing recipe. And so simple! I tweaked it a tad. I used yellow squash and zucchini instead of pattypan. I used red onion instead of leeks and I used goat cheese instead of feta (just what I had on hand). After I sautéed veggies, I sautéed some pine nuts. I added them last to the dish. Magnifico!
I had to use the substitutes that CL suggested, listed above (squash, zucchini, and yellow onion) because my grocery store and farmers market simply didn't have what is listed. We still loved this side dish. Next time I make it I will try to find the Served it with CL's Grouper with Pistou and a side salad.
We did not like this recipe, although I made so many changes that it's not really fair to rate it. I used yellow squash (cut in baby squash sized pieces) and a sweet onion. The basil looked good but overwhelmed with its flavor. And I think it would have helped to thinly slice the squash as suggested.
I also substituted goat for feta (I had it on hand) and a red onion for leeks (again, it's what I had on hand). BIG HIT!!!! love this and so easy will definitely make again and again. Fresh basil on top really brought the dish together I thought, but then I love fresh basil. I used regular zucchini, I think the key is that whatever type of squash you use, get it just tender enough but not too soft. Since squash tends to cool off quickly, I left it in the pan, sprinkled the cheese on top and covered briefly to give the cheese a chance to melt into the veggies. Then transferred to a bowl and sprinkled with basil.
We made this last night, and it was the best part of the whole meal. I had fresh pattypan on hand, but no leeks. I used a sweet onion, halved lengthwise then crosswise, then sliced 1/4 thick (into half halfmoons, of a sort!), and goat cheese. It was so good, I ate more of this than the chicken I cooked as the main dish! Would definitely do again.
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