Ginisang Bunga ng Malunggay
- One of the special delicacies of the Ilocanos, people in Ilocos regions or Northern part of Luzon in the Philippines.
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
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!
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.