Recipe: Shrimp Tostones at Cafe Verde in Pasadena
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Dear SOS: The shrimp tostones appetizer at Cafe Verde in Pasadena is delicious, unique and addictive. I've taken several out-of-town guests to enjoy the dish, and they all rave as well! I would love to have the recipe.
Dear Dena: Cafe Verde's tostones appetizer is a colorful composition that combines a variety of textures and flavors, making for a dish that is both interesting and enjoyable. The sauce is made from squash blossoms, instead of butternut squash, when they are in season.
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Note: Adapted from Cafe Verde
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 pound peeled and seeded butternut squash, cut into 1/2 -inch dice (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup white wine
1/3 cup diced onion
1/2 cup chicken broth, more if desired
1 cup heavy cream
1 sprig thyme
Salt and pepper
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