With Squash & Pancetta
2 cups carrots, finely grated
2 cups squash, shreded
1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablesppons Italian pancetta, cooked crisp and crumbled (about 6 to 7
slices, depends on the size of slices)
1 tablespoon butter
- In a medium
saucepan bring water and salt to a boil.
- Stir in carrots, squash and
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer
for about 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender and all water
is almost absorbed. Stir occasionally.
- Add in crumbled Italian
pancetta and butter and serve immediatelly.
NOTE: If you don't have Italian
pancetta, use bacon or ham.
Did You Know?
The Apiaceae, the carrot or parsley family, are a family of usually
aromatic plants with hollow stems, including parsley, carrot, and other
They were originally called the Umbelliferae, due to the inflorescence
in the form of a compound "umbel".
This is a large family with about 300 genera and more than 3,000
The small flowers are radially symmetrical with 5 small sepals, 5
petals and 5 stamens.
The family contains some highly toxic plants, such as hemlock, which
was used to execute Socrates. It also contains some highly useful
plants, such as carrots, parsley, caraway, and fennel. Many plants in
this family, such as Wild carrot have estrogenic properties, and have
been used as folk medicine for birth control. Most notable for this use
is the extinct giant fennel, silphium.