Friday, November 4, 2011

Maluggay Recipe & Dinengdeng ng Ilocano Recipe

Ginisang Bunga ng Malunggay

Moringa or better known in Philippines as Malunggay is famous for its leaves that is a characteristic ingredient in Tinola. Not only it has a distinct taste but have the calcium equivalent of 4 glasses of milk, the vitamin C content of 7 oranges, potassium of 3 bananas, 3 times the iron of spinach, 4 times the amount of vitamin A in carrot, and 2 times the protein in milk.

But this time, we are going to talk about Moringga Fruit or Bunga ng Malunggay. It is as simple as cooking Pinakbet, all you have to do is the following.

2 handfull of Moringga Fruit
1 can of any sardines with tomatoe sauce
onions and garlic
tomatoes chopped
cabbage (optional)
fish sauce
salt and pepper to taste

- Saute' garlic and onions, then add chopped tomatoes and fish sauce.
- Add sardines and when about to boil add water.
- When boiling, add the Moringga fruit and Okra.
- After few minutes add eggplant.

Dinengdeng ng Ilocano Recipe

- One of the special delicacies of the Ilocanos, people in Ilocos regions or Northern part of Luzon in the Philippines.

Photo of Dinengdeng ng Ilocano Recipe


Dinengdeng ng Ilocano Ingredients:

1 milk fish (bangus); fried or grilled
1 cup string beans; cut into 2" long
6 pieces okra
1 cup squash; cut in cubes
1 big ampalaya; cut in 2” rectangular lengths
1 onion; sliced
2 large tomatoes; sliced
1 cup jute leaves (saluyot)
1 root ginger; crushed
Bagoong isda
3 cups water

Dinengdeng ng Ilocano Cooking Instructions:

In a casserole, bring water to boil. Add onion, ginger, and tomatoes. Let stand for 3 minutes. Season with bagoong and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove the scum that rises on top of the liquid and then drop the milkfish. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add vegetables. Cook until vegetables are done. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Serve hot!

Cooking Tip:

You can use other kind of fish like tilapia or shellfish.

You can also use or add other vegetables like sweet potato and malunggay fruits.

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