I’m a huge fan of the Molcajete.
I have one other recipe on the site for this Mexican specialty, so if you’re as much a fan as I am, then be sure to check it out.
The technique is really what we’re after as you can fill the squash bowls with any ingredients you choose. And, if squash isn’t your thing, then hook up with one of these and go to town in authentic fashion.
Whatever you do, be sure to smile lots because you’re eating tasty food all while…
“Keeping It Paleo!”
(Rocking it with these dudes in Sierraville last night…)
Acorn Squash Molcajete
Preparation Instructions for the Molcajete:
Preparation Instructions for the Tomatillo Salsa:
“Keep It Paleo!”
We have two sources of protein for this recipe. The first comes from the carne asada. We have 2 pounds, or 32oz. With one block equaling 1oz, that gives us 32 protein blocks. We add in additional 8 blocks from the shrimp. We have one pound, or 16oz. for every 2oz of shrimp we use, we get an additional block, bringing our total protein count to 40P.
Our main source of carb blocks come from our acorn squash. WE know that one acorn weighs around 430g. One block of acorn squash equals 106g, so that gives us a total of about 20 carb blocks. Next we add in the tomatillos. One cup of them equal about 132g, and one block equals 220g, so from the 8 cups of tomatillos we add, we get about 5 car blocks. Then we have 4 cups of onions giving us 8 more blocks because ½ cup equals one block. Finally we get an additional blocks from the 10 garlic cloves, and one from the ½ red onion added for garnish. We have a total of 35C.
We have a few fats added into this recipe. The first come from our avocado. Using whole avocado adds about 8 blocks, as one tablespoon equals one block and we can get about 8 from a whole avocado. Additional fats will be added if you choose to drizzle olive oil over it.
For the most part, the carbs and proteins are fairly balanced. If we broke it down into 10 portions, we would have 4 protien blocks and 3.5 carb blocks per meal. The fats are a little low, so feel free to add about a ½ a tablespoon of oil to bring the balance up.